Mugabe wants to form govt regardless of deal

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will form a new government regardless of whether the opposition MDC party signs a power-sharing deal on Thursday, state media reported. An MDC spokesman accused Mugabe of "bullying" tactics.


Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC said any attempt by President Robert Mugabe to pressure it to agree a power-sharing deal in talks expected on Thursday would fail.

"Where on earth have you seen dialogue held on the basis of threats and ultimatum? They want to bully us into an agreement, but that's completely unacceptable," said MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa.

Mugabe was earlier quoted as saying he would go ahead and form a cabinet if the MDC did not sign a deal Thursday.

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