Mugabe Vows Opposition Will Never Lead As Long As He Is Alive
Mugabe delivered an ominous threat to the opposition in Zimbabwe today.
Lawhawk has details.
Mugabe vowed the opposition would never rule during his lifetime.
The Opposition may not be getting much support from regional leaders but the African people are following the latest tragic news from Zimbabwe:
Kenyan soccer fans hold a poster reading “Mugabe Must Go” just before their 2010 World Cup qualifying match Africa zone second round against Zimbabwe at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi June 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Antony Njuguna)
The BBC reported more on the situation today:
President Robert Mugabe has vowed that the main opposition party will never lead Zimbabwe and said he was prepared to “go to war” for his country.
He is due to face Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, in a 27 June run-off poll.
Mr Tsvangirai was released after being arrested for the fifth time this week.
Meanwhile, deputy MDC leader Tendai Biti appeared in court in Harare, where a judge is to rule on the legality of his arrest on treason charges.
Mr Tsvangirai has been detained several times on the campaign trail.
On Saturday, he was stopped with 11 members of his party at a roadblock, the MDC said, and held at a police station for three hours.
The MDC issued a statement saying that it was now clearly impossible to talk about free and fair elections.
This looks frightening:
Zimbabwean war veterans lead a march in support of President Robert Mugabe in Harare, November 30, 2007. Mugabe says liberation war veterans are ready to take up arms to prevent the opposition winning a June 27 presidential run-off. (Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)
This Is Zimbabwe is posting updates on the many developments.