Zimbabwe cuts its loses

2008-06-23 00:00

Morgan Tsvangirai was right to withdraw from the run-off presidential “election” in Zimbabwe on Sunday. Thousands of his supporters have been kidnapped and tortured by President Robert Mugabe’s thugs since the campaign started and 86 have been murdered.

And Mugabe’s strategy was clearly going to succeed: either he would win a majority of the votes because enough MDC supporters had been terrorised into staying home or else he would win the count later on.

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