Zimbabwean opposition met Annan in Nairobi
(dpa) - Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change held talks Friday with former UN secretary
general Kofi Annan on Zimbabwe's post-election crisis, South African radio
The MDC team led by party secretary-general Tendai Biti met Annan and Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Kenya, which was rocked by post-election violence earlier this year.
Annan brokered the talks between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga on the formation of a power-sharing government that ended weeks of bloodshed in the east African nation.
It was not clear whether the MDC had asked Annan to act as mediator in Zimbabwe.
Three weeks after the country's presidential elections the state-controlled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is refusing to release the results. At the same time it has allowed a partial vote recount Saturday.
MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has claimed victory over President Robert Mugabe - a claim Mugabe's party rejects.
While Zimbabwe does not have the same tribal divisions as Kenya, analysts have been warning of an outbreak of violence if the election stalemate continues.
Youth militia loyal to Mugabe have beaten up scores of people suspected of voting for the MDC in the past two weeks - killing four, according to the MDC.
Tsvangirai on Thursday called for South African President Thabo Mbeki to be replaced as the Southern African Development Community's mediator in the standoff after he declared there was "no crisis" in Zimbabwe.
South African radio reported Friday that SADC had ruled out replacing Mbeki.
"Kenya is special for us ... because of the special circumstances that people here have gone through. There is a basic correlation. Your people feel our bitterness, our people share your bitterness," Biti told Kenya's independent station NTV.