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Mugabe tells opponents to ‘go hang’

AFP-JIJI

A defiant Robert Mugabe on Monday told those upset by his disputed landslide election win to “go hang,” declaring that his victory would never be overturned.

The 89-year-old vowed never to let go of his victory, after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai lodged a petition in court challenging the election outcome.

“Those who were hurt by defeat can go hang if they so wish,” Mugabe told thousands at a rally to honor heroes of the country’s liberation wars. “If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses,” he said in a punchy first public address after the July 31 vote.