Slow goodbye

2008-05-03 00:00

THE surest sign that President Robert Mugabe is a spent force is that he was unable to rig the recount of votes to his advantage. It was good to learn this week that the partial recount of votes cast in last month’s presidential election in Zimbabwe endorses the previous tally: votes for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) exceed those for Mugabe’s Zanu-PF.

This is in strong contrast to the blood thirsty vitriol that characterised his pre-election position and many will hope that it represents his first, reluctant step to conceding defeat.

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