Mugabe's Ruling Party Loses its Majority in Parliament: No Official Word Yet On Presidency
Stanford Mukasa, a journalism professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, believes Mugabe is running scared. “There is panic behind the scenes. He sees his party is splitting up, and he is realizing that the military is also divided between supporting him and accepting a new government. The top brass might still support Mugabe, but ordinary soldiers who have not been paid for months and have seen the welfare of their families disappear are not going to obey.”
Mukasa believes that the long delay between the voting on Saturday and the announcement of the results has partly been to buy time for ruling party bigwigs to filter stolen money out the country and hide traces of complicity in past crimes.