Unity Government Still Existing – Tsvangirai

Tsvangirai said:”Let me assure you that the inclusive government is in existence. I want to assure you that it has not ended, but it will end when certain processes have been instituted.”

“The President has no unilateral power to call for elections without consulting the Prime Minister,” Tsvangirai told a public forum to discuss the unity government. “The main agenda for 2011 is to support the road map to a free and fair election. It will be certainly be illegal if the elections are called for by one person.”

The premier said he has been concerned by violence that has been happening in Harare surburbs of late.

Tsvangirai condemned the abuse of the state media to attack his party and office. He also challenged Zimbabweans to take part in issues that are affecting the country saying people should not expect one person to lead the struggle to have democracy.

“The struggle is not for one man alone while you sit at your home expecting change,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change party said its Nyanga North MP, Douglas Mwonzora was arrested outside parliament for allegedly inciting violence in his constituency.

“Nyanga North MP Hon. Douglas Mwonzora was this evening arrested outside Parliament on unclear charges by police officers who said they were from the Law and Order Section,” the MDC said in an alert send to the media.

Rights group Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said Mwonzora was arrested by three policemen and taken to Harare Central Police Station. ZLHR said the police had indicated that they were acting on instructions from CID Law and Order Section at Nyamaropa Police Station in Nyanga, Manicaland.

Last week Nyanga police arrested several Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters after they held a meeting in Mwonzora’s constituency.

Meanwhile, Harare Magistrate Don Ndirowei on Tuesday granted bail to a Mabvuku councillor, Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi who was charged with contravening Section 41 (b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for alleged disorderly conduct in a public place.

Magistrate Ndirowei ordered Kufahakutizwi to pay US$50 and to report once a week on Fridays at Mabvuku Police Station. Councillor Kufahakutizwi, who was remanded out of custody to 4 March was also ordered to continue residing at his given residential address and not to interfere with witnesses.