Tsvangirai’s future hangs in the balance
Has Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai been tarnished by power? Zimbabwean Prime Minister and Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai greets the crowd at the launch of the party’s election campaign on July 7, 2013. On Wednesday, Morgan Tsvangirai gets his third opportunity to dethrone Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe as president.
But if he fails in 2013 – by fair means or foul – to win Zimbabwe’s top job, even his closest supporters may believe he will have been outmanoeuvred by Mugabe one too many times. “This will be a do-or-die election for him,” said Eldred Masunungure, a political scientist at the University of Zimbabwe.
After working for 10 years at Bindura Nickel Mine he became leader of the country’s largest union, spearheading national strikes in the 1990s against Mugabe’s economic policies.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Zim Daily