Morgan Tsvangirai pulled of Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election today, complaining that a campaign of violence by Robert Mugabe and his supporters made a free and fair vote impossible.Mugabe has to cling to power out of self-preservation. If the MDC ever came to power, he'd surely face a trial and ultimate execution.
Mr Tsvangirai announced the decision at a press conference in Harare after a meeting this morning of the national executive of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.
“We in the MDC cannot ask them to cast their vote on the 27th when that vote would cost them their lives,” he said. “We will no longer participate in the violent illegitimate sham of an election process."
The opposition leader said that President Mugabe had “declared war by saying that the bullet has replaced the ballot".
Sunday, June 22, 2008
'The bullet has replaced the ballot'
Zimbabwe's president (and Absolute Supreme Dictator For Life) Robert Mugabe has bullied his way to election victory-by-default with opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's withdrawal from the presidential run-off election.