What everyone dreaded, though didn’t believe was possible, has happened—Mugabe has managed to steal the election. How he did it is by an unbelievable and blatant demonstration of utter contempt for anything that is just or fair. The nation as a whole is still in a state of shock and utter disbelief.
Church umbrella bodies in Zimbabwe have rejected the results. The EU,
Britain and the Commonwealth have rejected the result, as has the USA. South Africa has kind of accepted them at the time of writing which is a massive disappointment as it is really only South Africa that can put the necessary pressure on Mugabe to make him comply with even the most rudimentary aspects of justice. The South African President has yet to announce his own personal views on the issue. Should he continue with the immoral support for Mugabe that is leaking out of his government at this time, then it will be clear that his great ambition is actually not an "African Renaissance" but a "Renaissance of Oppression"—ironic, but true.