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US withdraws Zimbabwe deal support

Published 22/12/2008

The United States has effectively withdrawn support for Zimbabwe's stalled power-sharing deal, as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change warned that it would boycott another sham election.

Jendayi Frazer, the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, told reporters in Pretoria that to allow Robert Mugabe to continue as president in a unity government would leave “a man who's lost it, who's losing his mind, who's out of touch with reality” in power, after talks with regional leaders.

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