Mobutu rival chosen as Zairean prime minister

Zairean opposition leaders said yesterday that President Mobutu Sese Seko had formally been given the name of a longtime rival as his new prime minister.

Prosper Ndume, a member of parliament and spokesman for the opposition coalition, said the formal document naming Etienne Tshisekedi as parliament's choice for prime minister were sent to Mr Mobutu yesterday. The president was expected to approve the decision yesterday. AP - Kinshasa

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