MDC Calls For SADC Intervention

This follows the the re-appointment of all Zanu (PF) provincial governors by President Robert Mugabe on Sunday.

Mugabe also told Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur
Mutambara that he was not going to respect the Global Political Agreement (GPA) that brought about the inclusive government.

Mugabe also appointed three police comissioners, six ambassadors and five judges without consultations with the Prime Minister and his deputies as required by the GPA.

Tsvangirai told journalists on Thursday after his party’s urgent national executive meeting: “As the Executive Prime minister of Zimbabwe I will today be advising the countries to whom those Ambassadors have been posted that these appointments are illegal and therefore null and void.

“I will be advising the joint Home Affairs Ministers of the illegal appointment of the Police service commission. I will also advise the president of senate of the improper appointments of Governors and that they should therefore not be considered members of senate.“

“I invite SADC to join me in calling upon Mr Mugabe to respect the SADC resolution and principles of democracy and urgently intervene to restore constitutionality in Zimbabwe,” he added.

Tsvangirai said he would not pull out of the the coalition government, formed in 2009 as doing so would be a betrayal to the people of Zimbabwe who voted overwhelmingly for his party in the bloody 2008 election.