Monday, March 31, 2008

Still awaiting news from Zimbabwe

It is now Tuesday morning in Southern Africa. The government of Zimbabwe hasn’t yet announced the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election.

Zimbabwean citizens can’t understand why it’s taking so long.

It probably has to do with the fact that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is ahead of incumbent Robert Mugabe in the early results.

According to Talk Radio 702 in Johannesburg, South Africa, there’s no indication of when the final results will be announced.

“My heart is bleeding,” said a Zimbabwean caller to 702 a few minutes ago. “The Zimbabweans have taken a civilized stance to tell Mugabe to go. But unfortunately, Mugabe is stealing the vote.”

7 comments:

AQUILOGY said...

we are all still waiting.....
and it's starting to get annoying!!

DeAngelo Starnes said...

Don't know how accurate but heard a report claiming Mugabe squeaked out a victory.

Undercover Black Man said...

Everything I'm reading, DeAngelo, says Tsvangirai won... but not by a majority, which means there will have to be a run-off election in three weeks.

DeAngelo Starnes said...

That's better news than what I heard. Thanks for the update.

AQUILOGY said...

Actually, they are stage releasing the results. They make it seem as though Mugabe and Tsvangirai are neck and neck!

GenevaGirl said...

I just heard on the BBC that Morgan Tsvangirai's party announced that he won 50.3% of the vote. It's not "official" or whatever that means in Zimbabwe. If "confirmed" he should be able to avoid a runoff. Fingers crossed!

AQUILOGY said...

^^^^He needs atleast 51% to avoid the run-off