Mugabe too busy to give attention to split in coalition government
By Khanyisa Tabata
18 October 2009
A newspaper article in Harare reports President Robert Mugabe is too busy to address the crisis in his unity government.
Political observers say the comments in the state-run newspaper reflect the contemptuous indifference with which Mugabe's party has reacted to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's announcement that he was temporarily withdrawing from the coalition.
Tsvangirai says the prosecution of one of his top aides led to his decision.
Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba said in a media that Mugabe was spending time arranging scholarships for students and welcoming soccer players in Zimbabwe for a regional tournament.
He says Mugabe will address Tsvangirai's move at the right time.