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STORY: Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia has asked for political asylum just days before her term ends saying she fears for her safety if she goes home, media reported on Saturday (December 29). Jacqueline Zwambila, who is a member of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was appointed to Australia to renew ties between the countries after a unity government was formed in Zimbabwe in 2009. "I just cannot go back because I know something will happen to me," she told SBS Television from an unknown location. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai shared power with veteran leader Robert Mugabe in the unity government until a July 31 election which Mugabe won. The opposition rejected the vote as fraudulent but it was largely endorsed by African observers as free and credible. "I fear for the safety, for my safety when I return to Zimbabwe and just the fact that I fear for my safety I'm not going to take the chance because there's so many precedents whic