US condemns MDC-T poll boycott

US condemns MDC-T poll boycott
Published: 01 July 2015 (845 Views)

Zimbabwean opposition parties must participate in elections than grumble from the sidelines, a senior United States Congressman said this week.

In what seemed to be confirmation of the US's growing displeasure at opposition strongman Morgan Tsvangirai's leadership style, Gregory Simpkins, a director in the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International organisations, said local opposition parties cannot criticize a system that they were not part of.

Tsvangirai's MDC-T party has declared it will not take part in any polls without electoral reforms amid reports that the veteran trade unionist had fallen out of favour with most of his party's Western funders.

- newsday

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