Tsvangirai hopes to leave embassy soon

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai hopes to leave the Dutch embassy in Harare today or on Wednesday, Radio 1 news reported on Tuesday.

Tsvangirai took refuge in the embassy on Sunday after pulling out of the presidential race because of increasing violence against his supporters.
‘I have been assured that there is no threat to me anymore. When I know that for sure, I will leave the embassy,’ Tsvangirai told the programme. He said he had been tipped off that president Robert Mugabe’s staff ‘could react in an inappropriate manner’ after Tsvangirai pulled out of the election.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the violence and intimidation against Zimbabwe’s opposition party, saying a free and fair presidential run-off vote on Friday would be ‘impossible’.

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