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WHAT HAP­PENED MORGAN TS­VAN­GI­RAI, leader of the Move­ment for Demo­cratic Change (MDC) in Zim­babwe, and some of his party mem­bers have been ar­rested and bru­tally as­saulted while in cus­tody. Ts­van­gi­rai, whose in­juries in­clude head in­juries, and mem­bers of his group were pre­vented by the po­lice from at­tend­ing a prayer day of protest against the coun­try’s wors­en­ing cri­sis. The po­lice also shot one pro­tester. THE STAR said the ar­rest and vi­o­lence are fur­ther proof Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe would do any­thing to re­main in power. How­ever, it would have been wiser to re­tire qui­etly next year, fol­low­ing the ex­am­ple of Sam Nu­joma, Ke­tu­mile Masire and Joaquim Chissano. Die Burger said it could lead to a civil up­ris­ing, a palace revo­lu­tion or even a mil­i­tary coup. “It’s time for Pres­i­dent Mbeki and SA to choose on whose side we are.”


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