Life may be unbearable in Zimbabwe, the former breadbasket of Africa, where inflation climbs above 2,000% and homes are destroyed overnight by government workers…
But you may want to think twice before you question the Mugabe regime!
The BBC has video (HERE) of Morgan Tsvangirai’s appearance in court today. (BBC picture above)
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was admitted to the hospital today after appearing briefly in court along with about 50 activists who were arrested while trying to attend a prayer meeting. Tsvangirai has a swollen face and a large gash on his head after being arrested on Sunday.
A video grab shows Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai drinking from a bottle as he arrives at a Harare court March 13, 2007. Marked by a deep head wound and limping, Tsvangirai appeared with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe’s government. (REUTERS/Reuters TV)
Tsvangirai looked dazed as he went to court today for his sentencing- AP reports:
A crowd outside the court sang and waved the opposition party’s open hand salute as Morgan Tsvangirai and about six other injured activists left court. Tsvangirai walked slowly and was able to board an emergency vehicle unaided, but appeared disoriented. He was not among those who returned the salute.
As the activists, some bruised and bandaged, shuffled into court Tuesday, many sang and chanted in defiance of a heavy police presence. Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, stood in the courtroom but did not chant or sing. He had a large gash on his head with about 10 stitches, and his face and eyes were badly swollen.
Zimbabweans living in South Africa carry placards during a protest against the imprisonment of opposition activists, outside the Harare consulate in Johannesburg March 13, 2007. Rights groups say leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested in Harare on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups to address Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Eric has more on the latest travesty in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean Officials Arrest Opposition On Way to Rally