Mugabe demands a miscount

2008-04-05 00:00

It is extraordinary that on a playing field tilted to ski-slope proportions in his favour, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party still failed to win the parliamentary election. Even with electoral fraud continuing during the protracted, almost week-long counting process, Mugabe will at best achieve a run-off for the presidency against the Movement for Democratic Change’s leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.

In a stroke of genius, thousands of independent monitors with digital cameras were deployed throughout the country, including to the inaccessible rural polling stations. The moment the results were pasted up, they were photographed and the pictures sent by SMS or satellite phone to an independent results centre, set up in South Africa. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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