Landmark power-sharing agreement signed

September 15 2008 saw the landmark signing of the power-sharing Agreement between ZANU PF and the two MDC formations. Under the Agreement, Robert Mugabe would remain the President of Zimbabwe and chair the Cabinet, Morgan Tsvangirai would become Prime Minister and chair the Council of Ministers as well as being the Deputy Chairperson of Cabinet whilst Arthur Mutambara would become one of the Deputy Prime Ministers.

Contrary to the spirit and letter of the Agreement, politically-motivated human rights violations continue to be recorded. In fact, an increase to 385 violations in September, up from 81 in August, has to be noted. Furthermore, most of the violations occurred after the signing of the power-sharing Agreement.

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