No democracy in Zimbabwean vote
Published 27/01/2011 | 05:00
ROBERT Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party don't intend taking many chances in Zimbabwe's general election, planned for later this year.
According to a recent 'Daily Telegraph' report, more than a quarter of registered voters in Zimbabwe are dead; 2,344 are supposedly aged between 101 and 110 years old; with another nine aged between 111 and 120 years old -- which is quite remarkable in a country which is so ravaged by poverty and HIV that the average life expectancy has plummeted to 35 years.
This ZANU-PF tactic certainly puts Ireland's old adage of "vote early, and vote often" in the shade.