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Zimbabwe elections - part 1

2013-07-31 07:00

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10:29 - "Who are they trying to kid; free elections my foot." - News24 User Gary Church


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9:44 - I've no regrets, says Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has no regrets from his 33 years in charge of the southern African country, according to a report. Read more here.


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9:36 - Mugabe glad Lindiwe Zulu 'has learnt to zip her mouth': Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has praised President Jacob Zuma for silencing his envoy, Lindiwe Zulu. Read more here.


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8:54 - Zim Polls: Will the loser accept defeat?

As Zimbabweans go to the polls, the bigger question is whether the loser will accept the result of a poll dogged by logistical problems and allegations of vote-rigging. Read more here.


8:53 - Zim woman holds back tears after voting

A Zimbabwean woman from Harare's Epworth township is said to have held back tears after voting, as she said she wanted "an end to the problems in our country". Read more here.


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8:27 - Transcript: Mugabe's election eve press conference

"On the eve of crucial general elections in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe extended an unexpected invite to local and foreign journalists for a rare press conference where his press secretary George Charamba said they could 'ask anything'." Read the transcript on New Zimbabwe.


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8:20 - 'Citizen army' to monitor Zim polls

Fears that President Robert Mugabe allies will rig Zimbabwe's election have prompted a citizen army of blogging in a bid to report any accounts of abuses and voting irregularities across the country. Read more here.


8:18 - For Zimbabweans, vote is about jobs, peace

While observers wade through the power-politics and connivances of Zimbabwe’s election, most Zimbabweans are clear about what they want from the polls – jobs and peace. Read more here.


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7:54 - Robert Mugabe is too old man and he must go on retire. - News24 User Susan de Villiers.


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7:45 - "Years have passed by always wondering when time is right to do the right thing.

"I'm a Zimbabwean national now based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I don't have much time to write a lot but I just want to remind most people that the retirement age is 6 5years for men and 60 for women. Now, if I may ask: when will HIS EXCELLENCE CDE R.G. MUGABE retire? Please help me answer that single but important question to me.

"Am here in South Africa called names even though my ancestors originated here. When am in Zimbabwe, we treated like scum as MUGABE hates Ndebeles. Where is my rightful place? Where is my rightful land?

"Please, send a message to Mugabe to retire and pave way to new blood. We are tired of tried and failed single-handed rigging leadership without fatherly love. Enough is enough. We plead with you people to help us make the man understand that he is beyond natural strength lead people. He is terribly fragile. He can't even add one plus one properly without straining to reason.

CRY THE BELOVED AFRICANS, CRY THE BELOVED ZIMBABWEAN NATIONALS! Cry southern Africa!" - News24 User Bhekie R Ndhlovu


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7:31 - Crisis-weary Zimbabweans go to polls

Crisis-weary Zimbabweans are voting in a fiercely contested election dominated by Robert Mugabe's bid to extend his 33 year rule and suspicions of vote rigging. Read more here.


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7:25 - OPINION: Zimbabwe Heads to the Ballot Box, But Can It Finally Turn a Corner?

President Robert Mugabe, who, along with his ZANU-PF party, has been in power since the country’s independence in 1980, risks defeat at the hands of his political foe, current Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Read more on Read more on Time.



7:24 - OPINION: Zimbabwe elections: no matter the result, the future’s bleak (and Comrade Bob’s not going anywhere)

"Despite the opposition’s fighting talk – not real fighting, that’s a Zanu-PF specialty – President Robert Mugabe looks like he’s got this one in the bag, with SADC and the AU firmly in his corner." - Read more on the Daily Maverick.


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7:12 - 'Do or die' election for Tsvangirai

As Zimbabweans head to the polls, MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai gets his third - and possibly last - opportunity to dethrone Robert Mugabe as president. Read more here.


7:09 - COLUMN: Uncle Sam and Uncle Bob

Zim and the US should tackle their sorry trade relations, says Scott Firsing. Read the column here.


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7:01 - "I think it's about time Mugabe stepped down from his 33-year reign. And all the world leaders should intervene in this chaotic election of which I see Mugabe taking over again and the people being terrorised by police and those that still want Mugabe ruling again." - News24 User Shepard Mtakati.


7:00 - Polls open in Zimbabwe elections. 

Comments
  • Joe Ndlovu - 2013-07-31 07:12

    Today is the Re-birth of new Z.I.M.B.A.B.W.E.

  • Joe Ndlovu - 2013-07-31 07:12

    Today is the Re-birth of new Z.I.M.B.A.B.W.E.

  • Ben S - 2013-07-31 07:18

    No matter which direction it goes, I expect trouble.

  • Kholeka Mputa - 2013-07-31 07:19

    Is Mugabe going 2 die in office; are there no other leaders in the country?

  • Morgan Ackerman - 2013-07-31 07:19

    All the best to zim.

  • Ryan Alexander Smith - 2013-07-31 07:49

    how the hell do you have a 90 year old campaigning to be president of a country

      Russell Davies - 2013-07-31 08:28

      age is jus a nunber, so are you going to deny God in your life because he is ageless.

  • Mundamurefu Tatora - 2013-07-31 08:05

    contrary to now popular belief, Mugabe neither rigs or is too old to rule. The man is just too good to his enemies.

  • James Mabote - 2013-07-31 08:14

    Wishing the people of Zimbawe all the best in theír elections. May the will of the majority prevail.

  • jungleboy - 2013-07-31 08:29

    This time next week everyone will be in crisis talks again to find a solution to the election fiasco. Its the African way.

  • Binne Goed - 2013-07-31 08:36

    There are more than 106000 registered voters over the age of 100. LOL

  • Stevie Kamikaze Le'k - 2013-07-31 08:38

    good luck king Bob

  • Nevhutalu Itie Charity - 2013-07-31 09:25

    Ndi cou rabelisa cetho dza ZIM dzi ximbile zwavudi.

      Albert Mhlanga - 2013-07-31 10:05

      like your support

  • Nevhutalu Itie Charity - 2013-07-31 09:27

    NDI RI MULALO ZIM.

  • Hlangano Chivarange - 2013-07-31 10:01

    i cant wait for the result

  • Abram Russel Baloyi - 2013-07-31 10:04

    Good luck to Zimbabwe as it dabbles with democracy, this system is not ideal, n the west always thinks everything is free and fair if their preferred candidate wins. May the man you want win, if you want Mugabe, good for you, if you want Tsvhangirai good. As south african we are not like the Americans and we don't want to interfere. Don't be like Egyptians who vote for a man today n remove him next year, that's stupidity.Take this as a continuation of Chimurenga

  • Modias Mutepe Dewah - 2013-07-31 10:53

    we are looking for a peace,dont fight each other,after results

      Takemore Koza - 2013-07-31 11:45

      YES YES

  • Faizal Mohamed Essop - 2013-07-31 11:23

    Free and Fair elections: you are Free to vote for Bob and it is only Fair that he wins

  • Joutoffie Man - 2013-07-31 11:30

    Good luck guys I hope you get rid of this idiot Mugabe and start building up your destroyed country.

  • Elizaberth Jeche - 2013-07-31 12:00

    zvirikuita zvirikuoneka

  • Paul Nkhunda - 2013-07-31 12:46

    Yes its every ones birth right to vote. My worry is what will happen after the vote. I have seen that ppo wants a change in zim and tempers are hi because of the recent incidence where every one is worried if zim will have free and fair elections. Let's put every thing in the hands of Lord almighty, so that peace should prevail in zim.

  • Diratsahae Mokone - 2013-07-31 12:47

    Zim citizens, speak out through this election. What do you really want, who do you prefer as your leader???

  • Emmanuel Ndumiso - 2013-07-31 13:19

    We want best in this zimbabwe election . People they must use they ja power to make the powerfull for thwy life. What is best for is to vote for they on part.

  • Danie Baard - 2013-07-31 14:41

    What a joke. I hope none of our tax money go on this mockery show. Why is this even getting media attention? Zanu-PF will be victorious in this 'most free and most democratic of elections!' and King Robert will govern until finally he dies a peaceful death in an Arabian hospital with a $7m bill to pay. Don't you have other issues to report on? Africa has great stories to tell - not this one.

  • Daniel Chatama - 2013-08-01 22:41

    My dear brothers and sisters, remember that Zimbabwe was a British colony and therefore, have no illusions that you are totally free from white rule. The white man is desperately trying to get back through the back door. Christianity was imposed on us at a gun point exactly the same they are seducing us with so-called "Democracy". Democracy is not political system; it us theirs and it doesn't work. I happen to live on their side of the world and it doesn't. Presently the Western world is as dead as dodo. They can't even make clothes they wear, toys they play with; everything is made in China thanks to Socialism. They want their candidate Morgan Tsvangirai to win so they can come back and reclaim the land that under Brother Robert Mugabe's presidency has been returned to its rightful owners - you the Zimbabweans and to entire Africa if I daresay.

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