Monday, August 15, 2005

A weekend of victories

The MDC's Japhet Ndabeni-Ncube retained his mayoral post in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo over the weekend. In an election marked by low voter turnout, Ncube polled 29,575 votes outclassing ZANU-PF's Dickson Abu Basutu who only garnered 5,509 votes. Only 10.1% of Bulawayo's registered voters turned out for the election, signalling people's loss of confidence in politics. The outcome of the election was good news for the MDC who lost the March parliamentaries and have been rocked by infighting.

On the sports front,Zimbabwe's national soccer team the warriors gave the nation a reason to smile when they beat Zambia 1-0 to clinch the COSAFA Castle Cup in South Africa. The country's streets were abuzz with jubilation after much needed victory on Monday morning. Last week, the Zimbabwe's cricket team slumped to their worst defeat in test cricket when they lost to New Zealand by an innings and 294 runs.

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