Mugabe confident of poll victory

2011-12-08 22:42

Harare - Zimbabwe's president says he is confident his party can win proposed elections and has criticised his opponents for losing sight of the nation's future goals.

Robert Mugabe, addressing his Zanu-PF party annual convention on Thursday, said there was no need for coercive poll campaigning or political violence because voters supported his party's "progressive ideas" to economically empower ordinary Zimbabweans.

Mugabe has called for elections next year to end a fragile 30-month coalition with the former opposition.

Addressing 6 000 delegates in the second city of Bulawayo, the 87-year-old Mugabe said there was nothing to fear from opponents in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party that he claimed were pursuing personal and private agendas.

The convention ends on Saturday.

  • Felix - 2011-12-09 07:57

    Come on, the whole world knows you cheat. Die already, old murderous wanna be hitler.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-09 09:47

    Well of course he is, give him a bit of a nudge and he may even tell you what the final voting tally will be. News24's attempt to make Zim and uncle Bob seem like a democracy is very close to outright treason. One just has to look at the reports to see that the only government to state that any Zim election was free and fair are other African dust bowls with delusions of grandeur and hopes of dictatorships.

  • Mark - 2011-12-09 20:13

    You are unsavoury history, Mugabe, using your Shona roots for ruthless national theft and genocide. Be worried if there is a God you old creep.

  • Horst - 2011-12-09 21:47

    And Gweda Mantashe supports him, see: Why was this not reported on News24?

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