Tsvangirai Visits Injured Zimbabwean In UN Bomb Blast

 “The Prime Minister visited the Marian Babanginda Hospital where he had gone to see Fidelis Mutsaurwa, a Zimbabwean injured at the UN bomb blast last week,” said Tsvangirai’s spokeperson Luke Tamborinyoka.

A suicide bomb blast rocked the UN compound in the Nigerian capital last Friday, killing at least 18 people. Nigerian authorities blamed the attack on Nigerian Islamist group known as Boko Haram.

Earlier in the day he had met Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at his official residence to brief him on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

The Nigerian leader is an influential member of the African Union (AU) which together with the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) body are the guarantors of the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

“The Prime Minister met the Nigerian President to give him an update on the situation in Zimbabwe as we move towards the next election,” said Tamborinyoka.

Tsvangirai and his entourage left Abuja for Ivory Coast in the evening. He is expected to meet Alassane Dramane Ouattara, the Ivorian president who became president early this year following the ouster of Laurent Gbagbo.

“The Prime Minister is proceeding to Ivory Coast to meet with President Quattara to brief him on the situation in the country as his situation is the same with his. He will also take time to celebrate with the people of Ivory Coast the return of full legitimacy to a government that was voted into power by Ivorians,” said Tamborinyoka.