Zimbabwe: `Mugabe to be sworn in soon`

source: The Times (SA)
AFP Published:Jun 28, 2008

HARARE – Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe, certain of victory following a one-man election, is expected to be inaugurated for a new term as president on Sunday, government sources told AFP.

“The inauguration is tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am (0800 GMT),” said one source close to Mugabe.

Another source who is expected to be part of a delegation to an upcoming African Union summit in Egypt said he was expecting Mugabe to be sworn in before his departure on Sunday.

“We have been told to be on standby for the swearing-in and soon after we will go to Egypt,” said the source, who also requested anonymity.

A visitor to State House, Mugabe’s official residence, said tents were already being set up for the ceremony.

Results from the election were expected before the inauguration.

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