We had a good laugh about this one in the office.
Zimbabwe’s parliament passed a constitutional bill today to allow a coalition government of President Robert Mugabe and opposition rivals, being set up under a deal to end political and economic crisis.
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai agreed last week to join a unity government with Mugabe’s Zanu-PF after months of wrangling over ministerial posts had stalled a power-sharing deal signed last year.
The vote?yesterday was the first concrete step by the two parties to meet a deadline set by leaders from the Southern Africa Development Community for a unity government to be in place by February 13th….
You have to admit that who ever decided to do this on Friday the 13th has a bit of a sense of humor ;-P Only better date might of been April 1st, although who knows that might end up being South Africa’s election date.