Zim 'polls didn't meet regional standards'

2013-08-01 13:06

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22 poachers killed, 900 held in Zimbabwe this year
22 poachers killed, 900 held in Zimbabwe this year

At least 22 poachers were killed and 900 others were arrested this year in Zimbabwe, as the country moved to combat the problem of poaching, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change has reportedly said.

Harare - The main challenger to Zimbabwe's long-time president, Robert Mugabe, says the election there is "null and void" due to alleged violations in the voting process.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday that the poll a day earlier was heavily manipulated and did not meet regional or African election standards.

A poll monitoring group that is not affiliated with the state says the poll was compromised by a campaign to stop voters from casting ballots.

Mugabe has denied allegations of vote-rigging as a smear campaign by opponents.

Listen to Morgan Tsvangirai addressing a press conference below:

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