Power-sharing in Zimbabwe is dead and it is time for African governments to oust President Robert Mugabe, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said. After talks with Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Nairobi, Mr Odinga told the BBC that Mr Mugabe had no interest in sharing power.

Zimbabwe has been in political deadlock over a unity coalition government deal, following disputed polls this year. It is also in the grip of a cholera outbreak that has claimed 565 lives.

State media meanwhile reported the arrest of 10 soldiers who allegedly ran amok in the capital Harare on Monday because a bank had no money to pay their wages. Six other soldiers accused of looting last week had also been held.

“Power-sharing is dead in Zimbabwe and will not work with a dictator who does not really believe in power-sharing,” Mr Odinga told the BBC.

The BBC’s Karen Allen in Nairobi says the Kenya prime minister had also held talks with Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party.


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  1. The only way Mugabe can go it “alone” is if he has the help and assistance of certain SADC neighbours. As long as SA supports them with food, money, fuel Mugabe can make a stand. Mothlanthe must now decide whether he will use this opportunity to become the SA statesman and leader that caused the most human suffering in the shortest time.

    That will certainly be his legacy if he does not assist in forcing Mugabe from power and he will land on the rubbish dump of failed African leaders with Mbeki.

    Instead the ANC govt will throw Mugabe a lifeline

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