Party Concedes Loss– Deal Close for Mugabe to Leave Office!
Mugabe aides are ready to quit— advisers to both men were discussing a “transitional arrangement.”
This is amazing news!
The Opposition is claiming victory.
Can we blame Bush for this, too?
It’s been a long hard year for Morgan Tsvangirai of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) who was beaten by Mugabe thugs back in March of 2007.
The Guardian is reporting that, “Zimbabwe’s ruling party today privately conceded Robert Mugabe had lost the first round.”
All Africa is reported that the Army Chief General Constantine Chiwenga is stalling Mugabe’s resignation.
Government representatives are working out a plan for the 84 year-old tyrant Robert Mugabe to leave office in Zimbabwe.
The BBC is reporting:
The outline of a deal has almost been reached for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to step down, opposition sources have told the BBC.
They say representatives of Mr Mugabe, military chiefs and the opposition have held meetings chaired by South Africa since Saturday’s elections.
The sources say Mr Mugabe is to give an address to the nation but urge caution until the announcement has been made.
The South African government, however, has denied any involvement.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change says it won Saturday’s general elections, but results have been slow to emerge.
Under the proposed deal, MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai would be declared the winner of the presidential race after Mr Mugabe had stepped down.
The EU’s Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel pointed to Mugabe’s defeat today.
Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) celebrate in Harare on March 30, 2008. Zimbabwe’s elections commission tried to calm growing disquiet Tuesday at the delay in announcing the results of presidential polls, amid warnings that the country was teetering on anarchy. (AFP/Alexander Joe)
This is Zimbabwe is predicting massive voter fraud.
Mugabe Mukaipa describes the misery inside of Zimbabwe and how this may have impacted the vote. As for massive unrest Mukaipa says this:
And the major worry is that Zimbabwe will turn into another Kenya. The main difference is that in Kenya, the riots were tribal factions backing different men. In Zimbabwe, the Ndebele oppose Mugabe, but many of the opposition leaders, including Morgan Tsvaigirai, are of the majority Mashona tribe. So unlike Kenya, you do not have danger of a tribal war.
As for the military, Mugabe has given them a lot of gifts over the years, but it is unclear if their loyalty will stand if called on to kill their own people.
Time will tell. The situation is very dangerous and tense.
UPDATE: Morgan Tsvangirai said his party Movement for Democratic Change had won and that they will announce results on Wednesday –BBC.