Renewed hopes for unity government

Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has travelled back to Zimbabwe after...

Failed socio-economic system in Zimbabwe. Picture: JP Du Plessis

<?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region>’s Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has travelled back to <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region> after more than two month’s absence.

Tsvangirai was expected to attend a crucial National Executive Party meeting in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Harare on Sunday before meeting with President Robert Mugabe in Monday.

It was confirmed that the MDC leader only received a passport last month reportedly after pressure from South African Developing Community.

Until recently he was forced to travel on an emergency travel document.

The situation in <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region> has deteriorated since Tsvangirai left with the cholera crisis and there had been a high profile abductions and alleged assaults of party members and rights activists.

Tsvangirai made it clear that he would only be party of a unity government if he’s demands were met for more powerful cabinet posts and an end to the targeting to the MDC members.

Negotiations between the Zanu-PF and the two MDC factions were expected to begin on Monday