Monday 18 December 2017

Mugabe tries to stall elections by two weeks

ZIMBABWE'S highest court said it has received an application from long-time President Robert Mugabe's party to delay crucial elections by at least two weeks following pressure from regional leaders.

Mr Mugabe has insisted he is merely abiding by a previous court order in holding general elections on July 31.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, a Mugabe foe, wants the vote in September.

Zimbabwe's last elections in 2008, were plagued by violence.

Officials at the Constitutional Court say the papers submitted by Mr Mugabe's party ask the court to review the earlier ruling that called for a vote before the end of July.

Irish Independent

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