Arrests Test Zimbabwe Unity Government

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zimbabwe’s national unity government got off to a bad start last month, raising doubts about its ability to usher in political stability and economic revival in the country. Most worrying is the infighting within President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, where hardliners led by the country’s joint chiefs of staff appear to be opposed to the deal brokered by the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) last year. The military and security chiefs had previously declared that they would not salute Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the mainstream formation of the splintered opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). […]

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