Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Zim Watch

Counting's started and voting's stopped. There's been some disturbances with police clearing away queues from the polling booths. Welshman Ncube, the MDC official has been officially charged with treason, after an attempted evacuation of MDC officials (to start a government in exile?).

While the rest of the world thinks that Mugabe has fixed the election, this bit from the London Times is interesting:

On Sunday afternoon, the official said, Mr Mugabe’s advisers told him he had lost the presidential election. Mr Mugabe’s reaction was simple. We need to find more votes.

However this shows one thing that the news does seem to be missing, the upper echelons of the state are looking beyond Mugabe.


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