FILE PHOTO OF ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE SPEAKING IN HARARE.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks at the National Sports Centre
in the capital April 18, 2001. Mugabe, who led the former Rhodesia to
independence 21 years ago, is fighting for his political life in a
presidential election which was set on Wednesday for March 9 and 10. An
austere Jesuit-educated guerrilla chief, he is an eloquent speaker who
is regarded by many as a polished political commissar who can work up
the crowds and rally support even in the most difficult circumstances.