Zimbabwe Tells Mugabe Critics to 'Go Hang'

Spokesman angrily dismisses any deal with opposition
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2008 8:52 AM CDT
Spokesman for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, George Charamba talks to reporters during the second day of the assembly of the African Union, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Tuesday, July 1, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Robert Mugabe's spokesman angrily dismissed the possibility of a national unity government today, reports the Guardian, telling the US and other nations supporting the opposition to "go hang." Speaking at the African Union summit, the spokesman told reporters that no other country could interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, and equated British criticisms of Mugabe to colonialism. The African Union holds a special session on Zimbabwe later today.