Mugabe buys victory

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Explosive intelligence documents obtained by The Sunday Times support the allegations that President Robert Mugabe bought votes and doctored Zimbabwe’s electoral roll to seal his landslide victory in last week’s elections.

Mugabe’s party is alleged to have received £500m from diamond mining companies controlled by Chinese investors and military commanders in the Zimbabwean army, police and intelligence services.

The classified documents, drawn up by the secret intelligence service, reveal huge levels of corruption at the heart of his autocratic regime.

Zimbabwe election results Tsvangirai press conference. The service claimed to have spied on conversations between David Cameron and Jacob Zuma, the South African president.

Mugabe, 89, won his seventh presidential term yesterday amid widespread allegations of vote rigging and intimidation. Declared the victor with 61% of the vote, he added another five-year term to his 33-year rule.

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