Defiant Mugabe tells opposition to 'go hang'

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched an attack on critics of his disputed re-election, telling them bluntly to "go hang".

In his first public address since his election win, Mr Mugabe dismissed his rivals as "Western-sponsored stooges" at a liberation war commemoration.

The leader of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party and Mr Mugabe's main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, boycotted the rally as allegations of election fraud continued.