After months of violence and unrest, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have agreed to negotiate a solution to the current crisis. In March this year elections were held in Zimbabwe, with the Movement for Democratic Change- led by Tsvangirai, alleging they had won over 50% of the vote. Zanu PF – Mugabe’s party- rejected the result, saying that a presidential run off was required. Since this time Zanu PF has been accused of violent reprisals on MDC supporters, and amongst the political turmoil, Zimbabwe is experiencing unprecedented levels of inflation, food shortages and a HIV epidemic. Tsvangirai has said it’s time to “put the bitterness behind him”, but what future can Zimbabwe have, if Robert Mugabe remains part of the government?

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