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”.
- Mugabe to push through land grab, FWi, 17 February, 2000
The Daily Telegraph 21/02/2000 page 12
- The Times 21/02/2000 page 14