Independent Zimbabwean presidential candidate Simba Makoni said in an interview on South African television this week that he opposed certain policies of the ruling party though he continued to hold senior posts in ZANU-PF until this February.

Makoni told an interviewer that he had always spoken up for what was right for Zimbabweans ? though he acknowledged he had not done so publicly.

For more on Makoni's 13-minute interview and the reaction in South Africa, reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe turned to senior researcher Chris Maroleng of the institute for security studies in Pretoria, South Africa.

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