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A shooting, a heart attack, a swift flight out the country ... what next?

The unconfirmed reports (or rumours) are flying crazily. Just heard that Robert Mugabe has apparently left for Mozambique (this morning it was Mauritius).

We also heard that Chiweshe (ZEC Chairman) fled the Meikles Hotel in Harare where the press are gathered waiting to hear results. The story goes that he refused to deliver the news.

Another unconfirmed report is that Elliot Manyike has shot someone in anger, seriously angry because he lost his seat.

But the oddest news of the morning so far is the story that Sabina Mugabe has died of a heart attack and Bob is using this as an excuse to delay the news.

I laughed at this last, because it sounds like such Zimbo grapevine stuff, but the story is coming in from a variety of sources.

It's hard to filter fact from fiction at this stage. But what it tells me is that the nation is desperate for news and starting to share everything they have as fast as they can.

Oh, and last bit of confirmed news - this is fact fact - via the ZBC is that they are still "verifying" the results. We all know what "verifying" has meant in previous years.

... as I finished writing and was just about to post, one more snippet of news came in: the police have apparently been put on high alert commencing 2pm and the MDC planning to do a press announcement this afternoon - no time given yet.

Suddenly it turns ominous. But I'm still buzzing, BUZZING!

OH..... and another flash of info just in (this is what it's like today) news that people are starting to celebrate everywhere.

Comments

Nyagura says:

My friend be careful with such breaking news. Those CIOs are very very cruel. Ask me.. I left the country on one leg because of them

Submitted by Nyagura on 30 March 2008 - 3:31pm
Yaze says:

U are kiding. Can Bob leave Zim? The Bob whose leadership is like that of the late Dr banda of Malawi? Let's wait and see

Submitted by Yaze on 30 March 2008 - 7:09pm
Zim-in-exile says:

Just another rumor to add. Bob's gone to Cuba. I didn't make it up. Caught it from Zim oh, & what's gonna happen to Mengistu if Bob loses. Lots at stake.....

Submitted by Zim-in-exile on 31 March 2008 - 4:30am
Victor says:

I agree with you lack of information feeds the grapevine, Now what? I buzzing too

Submitted by Victor on 31 March 2008 - 7:30am
Don says:

If only all the rumours could be put to bed with the truth. His time has been and it is now time for Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans to celebrate before getting around the enormous task of rebuilding what has been lost. Pamberi ne Zimbabwe. Chisarai Mugabe.

Submitted by Don on 3 April 2008 - 2:25am
thomas says:

how are the security forces reacting?

Submitted by thomas on 3 April 2008 - 6:08am

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