Political strategist Mike Harris last week provided some great context to Mugabe’s strategy in the Zim elections. As Mike pointed out in this interview, Mugabe’s mistake in the last polls was to allow MDC to declare victory before ZANU-PF. This time, Mugabe gave grave warnings against early declarations of victory, and then declared victory on Saturday, two days ahead of the scheduled announcement today. This election outcome places the SADC in a tricky spot.
Click on the image to watch the interview on BusinessdayTV.co.za.