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HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government appears to have given in to the threats by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pull out of a power-sharing deal unless he is issued with a passport.
While Nelson Chamisa, spokesman for Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change party, refused to comment, a senior MDC official confirmed a report in the state-run weekly The Sunday Mail that Tsvangirai had been issued with a passport.
"He now has the document after a long struggle," the official said yesterday. Chamisa, meanwhile, said: "I think it is only proper that the president himself (Tsvangirai) comments on whether the passport was indeed given to him as the paper is alleging, especially that he applied for it ages ago."
Asked if Tsvangirai would join Mugabe's government if he got his passport, Chamisa said: "What is more important is that Zanu-PF shows sincerity by releasing the people it abducted and resolves the outstanding issues of equitable distribution of cabinet and senior posts of the government of national unity."
Tsvangirai, who was in neighbouring Botswana, has said he cannot return to Zimbabwe without a valid passport. He was not granted a new passport after his previous one expired last year. - Sapa-DPA.