Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tsvangirai booed by exiles in London

From Nehanda Radio

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was booed during a speech to exiles in London after he urged them to come back home and rebuild the country.
The message did not go well with the 1000 plus crowd in the Anglican Cathedral in Southwark who felt it was still not safe to go back to Zimbabwe even under the unity government with Robert Mugabe.

Tsvangirai’s appeal was greeted by boos and chants of “Mugabe must go,” referring to 85-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

When Tsvangirai could not make himself heard above the crowd, he left the pulpit for two minutes before returning to face questions.

He added: “I did not say ‘pack your bags tomorrow,’ I said ‘you should now start thinking about coming home’.”

Spurred on by the Zimbabwe Vigil and Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR), two groups accused of exploiting asylum seekers, the crowd reminded Tsvangirai of the continued violations of the unity deal by Zanu PF and Mugabe.

One MDC official told Nehanda Radio the fault lay with the MDC structures in the United Kingdom who failed to advise Tsvangirai of the ‘anti-unity government’ feeling in the diaspora.

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