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Vol 45 No 21

Published 22nd October 2004


Zimbabwe

Tsvangirai half free

Now the MDC must decide whether to fight next year's elections on Mugabe's terms

Morgan Tsvangirai will be back in the High Court on 2 November to face more treason charges, this time for planning a mass action campaign against the government in 2003. Yet his acquittal on treason charges (including plotting to kill President Robert Gabriel Mugabe) on 15 October will intensify pressure for his Movement for Democratic Change to drops its planned boycott of next year's national elections (AC Vol 45 No 17). MDC supporters celebrated their half-victory in the streets of Harare and Bulawayo until riot police broke up the parties with teargas.

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