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Vol 42 No 16

Published 10th August 2001


Zimbabwe

Hanging in there

The ruling party is stronger at home than it looks from abroad

The strategy to win President Robert Mugabe six more years in power claimed victory at Bindura, a mining town 60 kilometres north of the capital, in a by-election on 29 July. The ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front had left nothing to chance. An extra 4,000 voters were registered in the constituency. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's convoy was attacked by ZANU-PF militants.

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