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Vol 54 No 18

Published 6th September 2013


Zimbabwe

The waiting game begins

ZANU-PF restrains its exultation at electoral victory and the MDC its gloom as both contemplate the vast challenges ahead

Opposition reactions after President Robert Mugabe’s re-election and inauguration have lacked drama. Movement for Democratic Change supporters in urban strongholds believe they were robbed of victory on 31 July by the machinations of Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede, now widely known as ‘General Riggerster’. Yet the MDC seems resigned to waiting out another term for the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).

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