Thursday, April 03, 2008

Mugabe to go down fighting

From news 24 sa

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is likely to resist pressure to make a graceful exit and go down fighting in an election runoff with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, analysts said on Wednesday....

The signs are clear that Mugabe's iron grip on the country is slipping after 28 years in power and even his control of powerful security forces and militias will not save him.

Lost control of Parliament

Official results on Wednesday showed Mugabe's Zanu-PF party had lost control of Parliament after the combined opposition parties built an unassailable lead....

This will weaken Mugabe's important powers of patronage....Makoni and a breakaway faction of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are likely to unite behind veteran Mugabe rival Tsvangirai in a runoff.


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