Mnangagwa rules out coalition government

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on as his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa reads a card during Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 21, 2017.

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ruled out forming a coalition government.

That’s after meeting opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai at his home in Harare.

The ruling ZANU-PF and opposition, MDC ran a government of national unity for five years until 2013.

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The two are likely to face off in a Presidential election this year.

Tsvangirai has been receiving treatment for colon cancer since 2016.

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Mnangagwa says Tsvangirai is in good health.

“He is fine, he is recuperating very well and says he will soon again going back to for medical check-up in South Africa," says Mnagagwa.