..... But as Thursday came to a close the ZEC announced that Senate results were still being verified.
The deputy chief elections officer, Utoile Silaigwana, said the results have been delayed because of ‘logistical’ problems encountered in some areas. She is quoted as saying: "The commission is once again appealing to the nation, as the verification of senatorial election results is still under way."
However it is believed the real reason is that Robert Mugabe has convened a ZANU-PF politburo meeting on Friday....
Muchemwa said Robert Mugabe appeared on state television on Thursday, bidding farewell to the African Union observer team. This allayed rumours that he had fled to Mozambique or to Malaysia.