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Mugabe supporters cheer latest win

Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 00:31

Aug 4 - Youth supporters of President Robert Mugabe cheer on his latest victory in Harare. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Young supporters of re-elected Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party celebrate his victory in the capital on Sunday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ZANU-PF ACTIVIST, TATENDA SAVANHU, SAYING: "ZANU-PF ia a party of unity peace and development, so in everything they do they exhibit unity and this is what it is." Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa since its independence in 1980, was formally proclaimed re-elected for a five-year term on Saturday barely an hour after Tsvangirai announced his planned legal challenge. Zimbabwe's Election Commission said Mugabe had beaten Tsvangirai with just over 61 percent of the votes, against nearly 34 percent for Tsvangirai. African observers have already broadly approved Wednesday's peaceful vote, independent domestic monitors have described it as deeply flawed by registration problems that may have disenfranchised up to a million people.

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Mugabe supporters cheer latest win

Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 00:31