Saturday, July 31, 2010

Who Runs Zimbabwe?

Photo: Mr Bennett said Mr Mugabe was being forced to continue as president by his generals

'Military Junta' Rules Zimbabwe, Says MDC's Bennett -- BBC

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is little more than the front man for a military junta, a leading white politician has told the BBC.

Roy Bennett said Mr Mugabe remained in office thanks only to a clique of generals who are enriching themselves.

Mr Bennett was acquitted in May on charges of plotting to overthrow Mr Mugabe, but prosecutors are appealing.

He has not yet taken up his post as deputy agriculture minister. His MDC party sees the charges as political.

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More News On Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe loses political ally as younger sister Sabina dies -- The Telegraph
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Judiciary indebted to Mugabe: Report -- The Zimbabwean
Controversy Flares Over Site for Statue of Zimbabwe Liberation Figure Nkomo -- Voice of America
Building a Jerusalem in Zimbabwe's green and pleasant land -- The Guardian
Zimbabwe: From breadbasket to basket case -- Toronto Star