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Will 2013 be the year Mugabe finally relinquishes power?

As the votes are being counted following the country’s general election, some have asked if this year will spell the end of Mugabe’s rule

By Jessica Abrahams  

Robert Mugabe (right) greets South African president Jacob Zuma earlier this year in Harare (Image: Gov ZA)

Yesterday, the citizens of Zimbabwe (plus the two million dead Zimbabweans whose names are allegedly still on the electoral register) cast their votes in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

For the last four years, the government has been formed of an uneasy coalition between President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change. These elections are the first to be held under a revised constitution, introduced earlier this…

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