21 February 2000
Mugabe to put off elections?

ZIMBABWE Primer Minister Robert Mugabe is considering postponing parliamentary elections after losing the recent referendum on a new constitution.

The constitution would have paved the way for Mr Mugabe to seize farms owned by white farmers.

Reports say Mr Mugabes Zanu-PF party fears another defeat in the April elections.

Meanwhile Mr Mugabes wife, Grace, has attacked white farmers for blocking land reform.

She said land imbalances were a result of the white community “failing to swallow its pride and give land back to the people”.