Mugabe government rejects US resignation call as irrelevant
The Zimbabwean government has rejected calls from the United States for President Robert Mugabe to resign, calling them irrelevant, reported dpa.
"We have no time for US President George W Bush's diplomatic flute. We are talking about an administration whose sun has set. Why bother?" government spokesman George Charamba was quoted by the state- run The Herald newspaper as saying.
US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi E Frazer said Sunday that Mugabe had lost touch with reality and that no power-sharing government would work with Mugabe at its head.
Zimbabwe is facing its worst ever political and economic crisis. Mass hunger and poverty has been exacerbated by a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,100 and affected 24,000.