Opposition unites against Mugabe

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The two factions of MDC have reunited to form a larger opposition to Robert Mugabe. Zanu-PF is now outnumbered in the Zimbabwean Parliament – even after the “re-count” of ballot boxes that had been in Zanu-PF’s control – by 109 seats to 97.

Mugabe has had over 200 MDC activists arrested and MDC says that 15 of their people have been killed since the election. A judge has ordered that the 200 arrested activists should either be charged or released.

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    If it’s true that Zanu-PF were trying to rig the vote… they weren’t trying very hard. I expected that the announced results would have been the other way… apparently not.

    Either key figures in Zanu-PF have been promised cushy jobs under the MDC, hence the non-rigging of the re-count or they’ve actually been honest, and this is like a re-run of the 1990 election in Nicaragua, albeit without the overt threats from the former colonial power.

  2. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    Why don’t they just go in and arrest him?

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