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Emmerson Mnangagwa: 'No need' for coalition government

Emmerson Mnangagwa: 'No need' for coalition government
From Al Jazeera - January 5, 2018

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwahas ruled out forming a coalition government with the opposition ahead of elections due later this year.

His comments on Friday came after visiting opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is suffering from colon cancer, at his home in the capital, Harare.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Mnangagwa said Tsvangirai "is recuperating very well and says he will soon be going back for another medical check-up to South Africa".

When asked about the prospect of a unity government with the opposition leader, he replied: "We are a democratic country and people can lobby for anything. Currently, there is no need".

An image of the two leaders' meeting showed Tsvangirai looking thin as he sat on a couch next to Mnangagwa.

The president was accompanied by his deputy,Constantino Chiwenga, a former army chief who led a military takeover that led long-time leader Robert Mugabe reluctantly step down.

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