Mugabe's Zanu-PF wants polls this year

2012-03-06 14:58

Harare - The party of the Zimbabwe president says elections can be held this year even if mediator-requested political reforms aren't made.

Rugare Gumbo, spokesperson for President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, said on Tuesday a new constitution can be ready within weeks to satisfy mediators. But he says Mugabe can still call elections without it.

South Africa's foreign minister told that country's parliament on Monday that constitutional and democratic reforms set under Zimbabwe's three-year power-sharing deal must be finalised before any new polls.

Gumbo said it is possible to put a new constitution to a referendum this year, followed by elections soon after.

South African President Jacob Zuma is chief regional mediator on Zimbabwe.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-06 15:14

    Zanu PF = 1 ANC = 0; another day of failure for the ANC and the world.

  • Phillys - 2012-03-06 15:46

    please will someone tell this ageing crotch-stain Mug-ape to get his diaper changed and go back to bed!!!!

  • Pixie86 - 2012-03-06 16:58

    this is me rolling my eyes!

  • Trevor - 2012-03-07 12:30

    Sometimes we need to stop criticizing out of habit.IF as you wish , Mugabe should go, then why not encourage these elections? . But at the end of the day only one person is mandated by the Zimbabwe constitution to call for elections. That is Mugabe as President.Can we not make noise about this for once.

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