Assassination Plot Delays Tsvangirai Homecoming

Zimbabwean opposition leader was to begin campaign this weekend
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2008 9:59 AM CDT
Morgan Tsvangirai speaks in Belfast today, as Britain's Lord Alderdice, President of Liberal International, looks on.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai postponed his return home today after his party discovered an assassination plot against him, the Guardian reports. Citing a “credible source,” MDC said it’s unclear if the government is involved. Tsvangirai has been out of Zimbabwe for more than a month and was to return this weekend to begin campaigning for the country’s presidential runoff in June.