"He goes along, pretends to be a gentleman, pretends to be accommodative, pretends to be seriously committed to the law, and turns around, sending people, beating up people, using violence to coerce and to literally defend power for the sake of defending power."
MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, prime minister of Zimbabwe, on President Robert Mugabe, who is seeking new elections.
Fears Growing of Mugabe’s Iron Grip Over Zimbabwe
New York Times
By CELIA W. DUGGER
December 25, 2010
HARARE, Zimbabwe — The warning signs are proliferating. Journalists have been harassed and jailed. Threats of violence are swirling in the countryside. The president’s supposed partner in the government has been virulently attacked in the state-controlled media as a quisling for the West. And the president himself has likened his party to a fast-moving train that will crush anything in its way...