Zim police chief slams Tsvangirai

HARARE - Zimbabwe's police chief said yesterday that the move by Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai to seek refuge in the Dutch embassy in Zimbabwe was "an exhibitionist antic".

HARARE - Zimbabwe's police chief said yesterday that the move by Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai to seek refuge in the Dutch embassy in Zimbabwe was "an exhibitionist antic".

Tsvangirai has been in the Dutch embassy in the leafy suburb of Highlands since Sunday night, shortly after he announced that he was withdrawing from the run-off presidential election against President Mugabe.

The state-controlled daily Herald yesterday quoted Commissioner-General of police Augustine Chihuri as saying that Tsvangirai's appeal to the Dutch for protection was "a desperate attempt to besmirch" the election on Friday. - Sapa-DPA

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