Tsvangirai meets UN rights chief
Navi Pillay, is holding a meeting with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday met with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on the second day of her high-profile trip.
She met with the prime minister at around 5pm on Tuesday evening.
Pillay was invited by President Robert Mugabe's government, but Zanu-PF opponents claim her visit was being stage-managed.
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said Tsvangirai will discuss human rights issues and the resurgence of violence in some districts.
He said the prime minister is likely to mention the year-long detention of 29 MDC activists accused of murdering a policeman.
The activists were held with no trial.
The MDC accused Mugabe's government of trying to control Pillay’s visits.
However, the rights commissioner managed to freely interact with various local groups earlier on Tuesday.
Tsvangirai and Mugabe entered into a 2008 power-sharing deal after a disputed election in that country.
(Edited by Thato Motaung)