Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Zimbabwe opposition to hold rally in capital today

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is planning to hold rallies in the capital Harare today, following a favourable court ruling with only weeks ahead of the presidential runoff.

The ruling means a police ban cannot be enforced.

The embattled opposition suffered setbacks elsewhere, including the arrest of a prominent member.

Opposition presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai beat Robert Mugabe and two other candidates in the first round of presidential voting March 29th, but did not garner the 50% plus one vote necessary to avoid a runoff.

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