Mugabe: Farm seizures prompted Western sanctions

President Robert Mugabe has reiterated his accusation that Britain urged western countries to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe in response to the controversial seizures of white-owned farms in the early 2000s.

Speaking to ITV News, Mr Mugabe said that Britain's then prime minister Tony Blair had been angered over the decision to go ahead with the redistribution programme.

"Because of that, he felt offended. He did not want to tell the rest of Europe what the actual cause of our differences was," he said.

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Zimbabwe poll fraud fears

ITV News has uncovered evidence of potential voting fraud, ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary and presidential elections in Zimbabwe. The evidence includes the registration of more than 100,000 voters who are apparently at least 100-years-old.