Sunday, March 30, 2008

Morgan Tsvangirai Claims Victory after Saturday Polls in Zimbabwe

Has Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) won the elections in Zimbabwe?


Morgan Tsvangirai

The Zimbabwe Guardian reported that Tendai Biti, secretary general of MDC is claiming victory in the Saturday polls in Zimbabwe.
"We have won this election; we have won this election," Tendai Biti announced at a press conference on Sunday.

The results from the polling stations after the Saturday polls, show that MDC has won majority of the seats in Parliament for the main cities of Harare and Bulawayo. The MDC has claimed victory in the Masvingo province, Mashonaland West, Bindura Town Council in Mashonaland Central, and other strongholds of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front(ZANU-PF).


Papa Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe

From all the indications, Morgan Tsvangirai and Simba Makoni, the independent presidential candidate backed by Arthur Mutambara's faction of the MDC are going to end the notoriety and monstrosity of President Robert Mugabe after 28 years. They are confident that there will be no sixth term for Mugabe.

Thousands of Zimbabweans in Chegutu, Chitungwiza and other parts of the country are already jubilating on the streets.

The International Herald Tribune has more reports.

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