Zimbabweâ€™s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai is accusing President Robert Mugabe of betraying the country by making unilateral appointments to top political jobs.
Mr. Tsvangirai said Thursday that his party is refusing to recognize any of the appointments, which he says were made unconstitutionally.
They include the countryâ€™s attorney general, central bank governor, judges, and local governors.
The prime minister says the events over the past few months have left him disappointed in Mr. Mugabe. He says the president has betrayed the confidence many Zimbabweans personally invested in him.
The prime minister also accuses Mr. Mugabe of racism for refusing to appoint Roy Bennett, a white farmer, as deputy agriculture minister. Bennett is Tsvangirai â€˜s personal choice for the job.
President Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai head what is supposed to be a power-sharing government formed after a disputed 2008 election.
The power-sharing deal includes plans for a new constitution and elections.