Military junta rules Zimbabwe for its own gain, with Mugabe little more than a front man, says MDC’s Bennett

by BBC News

The Kimberley Process suspended the diamond exports in November in response to allegations of atrocities committed by security forces at Marange. Zimbabwe’s army denies allegations of abuse at the Marange fields. There have been weeks of deadlock over the negotiations and the deal came only after a Zimbabwean human rights activist was released on bail shortly before the decision. Photo: BBC

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is little more than the front man for a military junta, a leading white politician has told the BBC.