Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai said war veterans were too old and would be no match for Movement for Democratic Change youth during a proposed stay away.
He was briefing Western diplomats on the proposed stay-away and threats by war veterans that they would prevent the marches.
The diplomats were concerned about the stay-away before of the potential for violence.
Tsvangirai said they were damned if they went ahead with the stay-away and damned if they didn't because party supporters were demanding action but security forces might respond with violence.
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