28 April 2008

Archbishop leads day of fasting for Zim

The Times - Archbishop leads day of fasting for Zim:
The Archbishop of York led prayers and a day of fasting Sunday in support of Zimbabweans who he said were 'living under the tyranny' of President Robert Mugabe.

John Sentamu, who cut up his clerical collar in a symbolic protest against Mugabe in December, urged people to light candles as a demonstration of support for those living in Zimbabwe, a majority Christian country.

'As a Christian community, we must all stand together with our brothers and sisters living under the tyranny of Mugabe and pray that they will find deliverance,' he said.

Zimbabwe is awaiting the outcome of a presidential vote more than one month ago, after a partial recount of the ballots handed the opposition an historic victory in parliament over Mugabe’s ruling party.

A rather strange and confusing report. How can Zimbabwe be "awaiting the outcome" if, as we are told, the outcome is "a historic victory"? Now you see it, now you don't?

And then they are having recounts before the results of the first count were announced. The Zimbabwean elections have been bad enough without the media muddying the waters with confusing and contradictory reports about the unknown known outcome.

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