By Nangayi Guyson – Harare – Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday filed a case suing President Robert Mugabe for violating the constitution and a power-sharing agreement.
He said he seeks annulment of Mugabe’s unilateral appointment of 10 provincial governors last month, which he alleged in court papers intentionally violated the constitution. He pointed out that the power-sharing agreement requires the president to consult with the prime minister before making key appointments, and that Mugabe did not.
According to news agencies in the country, However ,the presidency did not immediately comment, but in October, Tsvangirai sent letters asking the United Nations, European Union and four nations not to recognise six ambassadors that he said Mugabe appointed without consulting him. The UN said it couldn’t disown Zimbabwe’s UN ambassador, but said it would urge full implementation of the power-sharing deal.
The coalition government which was formed after disputed, violence-marred 2008 elections, is deeply divided, undermining its job of ushering in a new constitution and preparing for general elections.
President Mugabe last month vowed to call elections next year to “bring an end” to the coalition with Tsvangirai, his longtime rival. He said a vote will be held even if constitutional reforms aren’t completed.
Mugabe was hailed as a liberation hero when he helped lead Zimbabwe to independence from Britain in 1980.and he has hold power up to date