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Tsvangirai predicts emigration surge

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that thousands more migrants may leave.

FILE: MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Picture: AFP.

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned that thousands more migrants may slip across the country's borders as Zimbabwe's economic woes mount.

Tsvangirai was addressing a rally in Harare on the seventh anniversary of the 2008 presidential run-off which he boycotted and longtime leader Robert Mugabe won.

Morgan Tsvangirai predicts that there will be what he calls a surge in human flight.

He told opposition supporters in a speech today that Zimbabweans would flee to countries that offered them opportunities.

Today's event was supposed to be in honour of the survivors of violence in 2008, when Tsvangirai won the first round of presidential elections but boycotted a second round.

The MDC leader maintains victory has been stolen from him in all elections since 2000 though Zanu-PF disputes this.

A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute claims that Tsvangirai would only win 21 percent of the vote if polls were held tomorrow.