Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Delivers Stinging Attack On Rivals

A defiant Robert Mugabe on Monday told those upset by his disputed landslide election win to "go hang," vowing his victory would never be overturned. ( Resource: Mugabe Tells Defeated Foe to 'Go Hang'

Harare — In his first public speech, Robert Mugabe who won Zimbabwe's disputed presidential election, launched a stinging attack on his opposition rivals.

He said those against him could "go hang", in a reference to PM Morgan Tsvangirai's claims that the vote was stolen.

Mr Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) boycotted the speech.

The MDC has lodged a legal challenge against the result of the "stolen election", demanding it be rerun.

Mr Mugabe won 61% of the vote in the election on 31 July, while Mr Tsvangirai came second with 35% and Welshman Ncube third with 3%, according to official results.

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