Latest leaked figures in the contest for the top job mean a presidential run-off
Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March 31, 4.30 pm
Two different sources of information have agreed this afternoon that the contest for the next President of Zimbabwe, known already to be a two-horse-race between Tsvangirai and Mugabe, is so close that unless the figures are changed by Zanu-PF's vote riggers, there will be a run-off vote.
Both the independent organisation Crisis In Zimbabwe Coalition and my source within the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) agree with the following figures:
Tsvangirai 48 per cent
Mugabe 44 per cent
Under the constitution, this means there will have to be a two-man run-off vote.
While observers here try to decide what this will mean in the coming days, one successful parliamentary candidate has allowed his celebration of victory to get slightly out of hand.