For the third election in succession, the Robert Mugabe-led Zimbabwe
African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has thwarted the will
of the people and retained power through rigged elections. This time it
obtained a ’landslide’ - 78 out of the 120 seats contested.
Following Zimbabwe’s 31 March general election in which the ruling
Zanu-PF party won a "landslide victory," President Robert Mugabe has
unleashed armed police against street traders and shanty town dwellers.
The economic situation around here is disasterous. Official figures for
inflation are 340% but economic analysts say that the actual figure is
over 400%. The government tampers with figures in order to hide the
seriousness of the situation. Prices of basic commodities keep going up.
Every new stock of goods has a new...