Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s party will boycott Cabinet meetings and cut off communication with president Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF, theoretically its partner in government. The move accompanies growing anger among members of Tsvangirai’s MDC over Mugabe’s strong-arm tactics and the jailing of a Cabinet minister-designate, the New York Times reports.
“It is our right to disengage from a dishonest and unreliable partner,” says Tsvangirai, who threatened to call for new elections if he doesn't see meaningful reform. ZANU-PF is having none of it. “You say you’ve disengaged, but are not pulling out,” a party official says. “That’s nonsensical. You’re either in or out.”