Mugabe agrees to free inmates, Attorney General is resisting – Tsvangirai

Harare – The prime minister in Zimbabwe's new coalition government says President Robert Mugabe has agreed to free political prisoners, but the attorney general is resisting.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, also said Mugabe’s appointment of senior civil servants and continued abuses of the rule of law were threatening Zimbabwe’s unity government.

The coalition was formed almost two weeks ago to address Zimbabwe’s crises.

Months of political deadlock before that left the Zimbabwe government paralysed.

The country has the world’s highest inflation rate, a widespread hunger crisis and a cholera epidemic that has sickened more than 80 000 people and killed more than 3 800 since August. – AP