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Tsvangirai claims he will be president of Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
31 Oct 2013 at 04:01hrs | Views
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, smarting from a devastating electoral defeat, says he is not ready to give up and will be Zimbabwe's head of State.

"I am determined to be the president of the country and I will be," Tsvangirai said in a BBC interview in the UK.

He brushed aside pressure from within and outside his party calling for him to step down.

Tsvangirai, reeling from problems at home and in the party, recently appeared at Nigerian prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua (Prophet TB Joshua)'s Synagogue Church Of All Nations (Scoan) seeking spiritual answers to his crumbling deck of cards.

Tsvangirai's visit comes in the wake of increasing calls for his resignation from the leadership of the MDC-T in the wake of his crushing defeat in the harmonised elections on July 31 where he managed only 33,94 percent of the presidential vote against President Mugabe's 61,09 percent.

Tsvangirai's party also lost heavily in the parliamentary race where Zanu-PF won 160 of the 210 contested seats, MDC-T winning a paltry 49, while one seat was won by an independent.

Source - Byo24News