Waiting for a Change

Nothing has changed, yet everything, has changed. After last week's voting, Robert Mugabe, 78, is still President of Zimbabwe. But those who experienced the chaotic election seem to have witnessed events in parallel universes. To Mugabe's camp, the President's announced 56% share of the vote in an "exemplary" poll was a "runaway victory" in a free and fair election won on the critical issue of land redistribution. To the opposition, it was "daylight robbery," a crime against democracy in which tens of thousands of people were deprived, by brute force and dirty tricks, of their right to vote for chinja —...

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