Violence prevails in Zimbabwe

With mounting violence in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai has announced that he is pulling out of the presidential runoff. With the likelihood that voting for Tsvangirai would cost voters their lives, and Mugabe vowing to stay in power whatever the results, he decided it would irresponsible to carry through with the charade.

I’ve long expected that Mugabe will leave office only at the end of a noose.

(Here’s a retrospective on Mugabe’s post-election atrocities.)

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