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2008-06-25 12:00:04

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 25 June [Report by Jameson Mombe: "SADC Meets on Zim as US Says Will Not Recognise Poll"] JOHANNESBURG - The United States (US) has said it will not recognise the outcome of Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election on Friday being held amid worsening political violence that has killed 86 opposition members and displaced 200,000 others. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has taken refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare...

2008-06-24 06:00:23

Text of report by South African newspaper The Star website on 24 June [Editorial: "Time To Get Tough on Zim"] Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, was right to pull out of Friday's presidential run-off election. President Robert Mugabe had turned the election into a bloody farce with his campaign of sustained terror and repression against the MDC. Murdered, tortured, assaulted, raped, intimidated and banned from advertising in the state-dominated media,...

2008-06-23 09:00:03

Text of report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station KTN on 23 June [Presenter] The international community is piling pressure on the Zimbabwean government to postpone the presidential run-off scheduled for this Friday, following the withdrawal of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday. Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa who is also the chairman of the South African Development Community [SADC] said holding the elections as planned would be an embarrassment to both the region and Africa...

2008-06-23 06:00:02

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 23 June [Unattributed report: "Leaders Urge SA To Clamp Down on Mugabe"] International leaders have urged South Africa to take strong action against Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. It follows the opposition MDC's [Movement for Democratic Change] announcement on Sunday that it would pull out of Friday's run off poll. Morgan Tsvangirai has cited violence as the reason. Zimbabwean election officials say despite this the poll will...

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