I know that the election isn't until the 29th, but based upon previous knowledge of the Zim' election process and past behaviour by Mugabe and ZANU-PF the election result isn't really up for discussion.

Maybe I'm just overly cynical but I prefer to think of myself as a realist (it's a fine line between the two) and as such I see little reason to get excited about the prospect for change.

I do find most media commentators quite amusing when they go off on their long discourses as to why this election is different and how Mugabe is making plans to step aside/down, or even allowing the opposition greater freedoms. I don't believe for a minute that Mugabe has any plans to step down, move aside, or to run a free & fair election. I believe that the only way he'll give up power is when he dies. The day he's carried out of State House in a box will be the day change finally comes to the beautiful land that is Zimbabwe.

So, to save having to add my voice to the myriads of media 'experts' who start crying foul on the 30th and beyond and to save from having to say "I told you so." I'm stating here and now that the Zim' election has already been won by Mugabe!

I really hope I'm wrong! Please let me be eating humble pie on the 30th!

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