Saturday, March 09, 2013 9:55 am
Zimbabwe official warns of political violence
The Associated Press
Finance Minister Tendai Biti said in South Africa on Saturday that he is also worried that some foreign observers will not be allowed into Zimbabwe to monitor the voting. Top Zimbabwean officials have said that African and regional monitors will be allowed, but Western observers will be banned.
Tsvangirai's party, formerly the opposition, is in a shaky coalition with President Robert Mugabe's party.
Biti has previously complained of arson and numerous other attacks this year that he has blamed on Mugabe's supporters. Both Mugabe and Tsvangirai have called for violence-free elections.