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Paramilitary police have surrounded a hotel popular with foreign journalists in the Zimbabwean capital Harare as the country awaits results from a tense presidential vote.
A man who answered the phone at the hotel said about 30 of the officers entered the hotel and were preparing to take away four or five reporters.
Earlier, Robert Mugabe's ruling party vowed to continue fighting for power in Zimbabwe - declaring "the game is still on, there is no panic".
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by more_serotonin_pls
Perhaps if smeone told shrub there was a lot of oil there...
The Foreign Office said today that it is urgently looking into reports that a British national allegedly reporting on Zimbabwe's elections has been detained in the country.
Security agents and police entered a hotel in the capital Harare yesterday, taking away five foreigners.
It is believed that two were arrested for allegedly reporting without accreditation.
Zimbabwean lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa told the Associated Press that of the five detained two were jailed and would be charged today for allegedly practising journalism without licences. She said the other three had been released.
HARARE, April 4 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's liberation war veterans, key backers of President Robert Mugabe, said on Friday claims of election victory by the opposition MDC were a "provocation against freedom fighters."
War veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda told a press conference the veterans would repel any attempt by white farmers to repossess farms seized by Mugabe.
"It looks like these elections were a way to open for the re-invasion of this country (by the British)," he told a press conference.