The president of South Africa has congratulated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe on his re-election.
Jacob Zuma's approval is in sharp contrast to Western governments which questioned the credibility of a rushed, disputed vote.
African monitors broadly approved the conduct of the Zimbabwe election, but Mugabe's main rival, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, has said he will challenge the results in court with evidence of massive vote-rigging, irregularities and intimidation.
One of Zimbabwe's leading Sunday newspapers has reported that President Mugabe "romped" to victory in the country's election.
The Sunday Mail is part of a group of newspapers owned by the government and has been criticised by the opposition for its support of Zanu-PF.
President Robert Mugabe's declaration as winner has been met by international concern over the conduct of the African nation's poll.Read the full story ›
Foreign Secretary William Hague commended the people of Zimbabwe for holding peaceful presidential polls, but voiced "grave concerns" about the conduct of the election, which delivered Robert Mugabe a further term in power.
People around the world are watching events in Zimbabwe, following the announcement by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission that President Mugabe has won the presidential elections, as well as the indications of possible legal challenges.
I commend the people of Zimbabwe on holding peaceful elections. However we have grave concerns over the conduct of the election.
The preliminary statements of the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observation missions, and those of the domestic observer groups, have outlined many of these significant concerns, and I hope that their final assessments of the elections will take into account the full impact of these irregularities on the outcome.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has won re-election for another five-year term, scooping up 61% of the votes.
The country's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai gained 33.9% of the overall votes.
President Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner of Zimbabwe's elections, according to the country's election commission.
Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said he totally rejects the result of the election.
He claimed there is evidence to show that his party won the election and it will exhaust all legal remedies to challenge the result.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe could be in power for forty years, if he claims victory in Wednesday's elections.
Mugabe reportedly secured his grip over the country today after his party ZANU PF won a two-thirds majority in parliament.
Robert Mugabe has secured his grip on power in Zimbabwe today after his party ZANU PF won a majority in parliament in Wednesday's election.Read the full story ›
Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF has won the election by a two-thirds majority in parliament, according to the Agence France Presse agency.