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Zimbabwe's opposition implicitly rejects talks with Mugabe

Zimbabwe's defeated opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai claimed on Wednesday that veteran President Robert Mugabe had attempted to talk to him after last month's disputed elections. Tsvangirai, who has dismissed the July 31 election as a "farce" after it extended Mugabe's 33-year rule by another five years, appeared to reject any such talks. "After stealing the vote, they don't even know where to start." "They are now asking 'where is Tsvangirai, so that we can talk?' Talk about what?" he said at the burial of a party activist who died last week.

Mugabe vows to intensify drive to transfer wealth to blacks

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe vowed Tuesday to intensify his controversial drive to transfer economic wealth to blacks and scoffed at calls to reform the security services following his disputed re-election. "The indigenisation and empowerment drive will continue unabated in order to ensure that indigenous Zimbabweans enjoy a larger share of the country's resources," Mugabe told thousands of people at a rally in the capital to mark defence forces day.

Mugabe tells defeated foe to 'go hang'

A defiant Robert Mugabe on Monday told those upset by his disputed landslide election win to "go hang," vowing his victory would never be overturned. The 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory, after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome. "Those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish," Mugabe told thousands at a rally to honour heroes of the country's liberation wars. "If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses," he said in a punchy first public address after the July 31 vote.

Mugabe tells defeated foe to 'go hang'

A defiant Robert Mugabe on Monday told those upset by his disputed landslide election win to "go hang," declaring that his victory would never be overturned. The 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory, after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome. "Those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish," Mugabe told thousands at a rally to honour heroes of the country's liberation wars.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang'

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told critics of his re-election to "go hang" on Monday, making clear he would brook no questioning of his disputed victory either from the West or his main rival, who is challenging the result in court. In his first public speech since he and his ZANU-PF party were declared overwhelming winners of the July 31 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mugabe dismissed his defeated rivals as "pathetic puppets" and "Western-sponsored stooges".

'Go hang' Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells defeated foe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday said those upset by his disputed landslide election victory could "go hang". The 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory as his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome. "Those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish," Mugabe told thousands at a rally to honour heroes of the country's liberation wars. "Never will we go back on our victory," he said in his first public address since the July 31-vote.

'Go hang' Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells defeated foe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday said those upset by his disputed landslide election victory could "go hang". The 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory as his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome. "Those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish," Mugabe told thousands at a rally to honour heroes of the country's liberation wars. "Never will we go back on our victory." Mugabe was declared winner of the July 31 election with 61 percent of the vote against Tsvangirai's 34 percent.

Tsvangirai files court challenge against Mugabe poll win

Lawyers for Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's party filed a legal challenge Friday against the outcome of a crunch election which gave veteran President Robert Mugabe another five-year term. Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) charge in a court appeal that the July 31 vote was a "farce" that was riddled with fraud and should be declared invalid.

Tsvangirai files court challenge against Mugabe poll win

Lawyers for Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's party filed a legal challenge Friday against the outcome of a crunch election which gave veteran President Robert Mugabe another five-year term. Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change charge in a court appeal that the July 31 vote was a "farce" that was riddled with fraud and should be declared invalid.

Zimbabwe stock market plunges after Mugabe victory

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's stock market plunged on Monday, the first trading day since President Robert Mugabe was re-elected, reflecting investor concerns he might target foreign-owned businesses or stop using the U.S. dollar. The bourse's Industrial Index fell 11 percent, a dubious market reaction to the landslide win by Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party whose economic policy centers on the "indigenization" of foreign firms - forcing them to cede majority control to local blacks.
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