Mugabe Heckled by Parliament

MDC MPs tired of deferring to embattled president
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 11:43 AM CDT
Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai tells journalists in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday Aug. 21, 2008 that if Robert Mugabe convenes parliament he will be violating a framework agreement.    (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
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(Newser) – Members of the Movement for Democratic Change heckled President Robert Mugabe today as he addressed the parliament, the Times of London reports. Having defied him by electing an MDC speaker instead of one from his own Zanu-PF, the MDC representatives chanted “Zanu is rotten” throughout Mugabe’s address. “Our position is that this country doesn't have a state president,” said the new MDC speaker.