Why Tsvangirai pulled out of election
MDC candidate cites violence, threats of war and non-access to media in letter to election body
The First Post can today publish the full text of the letter written by Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to the country's Electoral Commission setting out his decision to withdraw from the presidential run-off election on Friday.
In the letter, addressed to the Honourable Justice Chiweshe, chairman of the Commission, Tsvangirai states: "Conditions presently obtaining throughout the country make it virtually impossible for a proper election... to take place."
He points out the Commission is obliged by law to ensure that elections are conducted "efficiently, freely, fairly, transparently and in accordance with the law."
Read the rest of the article and see the letter at The First Post