Thank God, this seems to be confirmed. It’s so weird reading about these details in blog comments before the mainstream news picks it up. Although it can backfire – an air transport company was getting tons of activist mail, and they got pretty irritated about it and tracked down at least one activist blog to complain. Basiccally, they were saying “call your people off, we’re not transporting the arms” OWTTE
Nelson Chamisa, a spokesman for the opposition, welcomed the news that Angola had refused the Zimbabwe shipment, saying, â€œMugabe is finally being routed by his own set.â€
The announcement about the ship, which was posted Saturday on Angolaâ€™s official news Web site, was displayed in a way sure to enrage Mr. Mugabe. The article was placed immediately beside a photograph of Angolaâ€™s president, JosÃ© Eduardo dos Santos, warmly shaking hands with Jendayi E. Frazer, Americaâ€™s top diplomat for Africa.
On Thursday, Ms. Frazer declared that Mr. Tsvangirai had beaten Mr. Mugabe, perhaps by an outright majority. Her statement was denounced by Zimbabweâ€™s Justice Minister as proof of â€œthe Western axisâ€ behind what he called illegal efforts to topple Mr. Mugabe, according to Zimbabweâ€™s state-owned newspaper.