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Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 24 October
[Report by Lebo Nkatazo: "MDC Will Come Back Soon: Mugabe"]
President Robert Mugabe says the partial pull-out from government by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was "guided by little emotional thoughts", but he believes the MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] will "come back into the inclusive government soon".
Mugabe described the split in Zimbabwe's governing coalition as a "non-event," and said his party will not bow to pressure and "give away aspects of our authority".
Mugabe's comments on state television Friday are his first since Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said last week that he was temporarily "disengaging" contact with Zanu PF [Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front], although insisting the move was not a …