Zimbabwe opposition leader confirms joining inclusive gov't
www.chinaview.cn 2009-01-29 20:14:12   Print

    HARARE, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has confirmed that he has agreed to join the inclusive government, New Ziana reported on Thursday.

    A senior opposition party official was quoted by the state media as saying he expected the party's national council to endorse the decision. The national council meets in Harare on Friday.

    Tsvangirai has expressed hope that Friday's meeting would endorse the decision to join the coalition government, the news agency said.

    Speaking soon after arrival at the Harare International Airporton Thursday, Tsvangirai said he hoped his party would be united in making a historic decision to join the inclusive government as expected by the people.

    "It's a historic decision and I hope the party will be united in ensuring that we respond to the needs on the ground and people's expectations," he said.

    Eddie Cross, the MDC-T policy coordinator was quoted as saying he expected Tsvangirai to join the government next week.

    Cross, a key member of the opposition, said he expects the party's national council to give Tsvangirai the green light to join the inclusive Government. Cross said the Tshwane extraordinary summit went "a long way in meeting our requests".

    "I have had a look at the agreement and think it goes a long way to meeting our requests. I think MDC will accept this deal and that MT (Morgan Tsvangirai) will go into government next week," he said.

Editor: Lin Liyu
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