Voting is reported to have got off to a slow start in Zimbabwe’s run-off presidential election in which Robert Mugabe is the only candidate.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the contest because of violence against his supporters. He told them that if they had to vote to protect themselves from attacks to do so, but described the day as “a shameful humiliation” for the country.
Mugabe ignored calls from world leaders to postpone the poll. Foreign ministers for the Group of Eight nations (G8) meeting in Japan said they could not accept the legitimacy of a Zimbabwe government “that does not reflect the will of the Zimbabwean people”. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said they would consult other members of the UN Security Council to see what “next steps” might need to be taken.
That’s how caricature Africa’s Hitler understands democracy!!!