[Zim Fight On] Re: [DEBATE] : (Fwd) Tsvangirai to Mbeki: demolition job
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Sun Jun 8 04:45:58 BST 2008
Patrick Bond wrote:
> A new denialism?
> Beware the 'disinformation campaign'
> 4 June 2008, 17:42
(Seems it was merely a case of Pretoriadenialism, yet again.)
MDC: Tsvangirai did write Mbeki
07/06/2008 22:43 - (SA)
Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on
Saturday insisted that its leader has sent a letter to President Thabo
Spokesperson George Sibotshiwe told Sunday Times that Morgan Tsvangirai
wrote a letter to Mbeki last month.
"We can confirm that we sent a letter to President Thabo Mbeki's office
on May 13 2008. However we can't disclose any detail because this is a
MDC insisted that the letter published by Sunday Times last week was
On Wednesday, the Director-General in the Presidency, Rev Frank Chikane
told a press conference that the letter in the Sunday Times' possession
was a fake.
"I don't see why we should respond to a letter we do not have," he said.
In the letter Tsvangirai accused Mbeki of conniving with Robert Mugabe
and asked him to step down as a mediator between the MDC and Zanu-PF.
Sibotshiwe said Mbeki's office knew that the MDC has sent a letter
although the party could not say "who received it".
Another copy would be given to the South African High Commissioner in
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