Robert Mugabe has launched a stinging attack on his opposition rivals
in his first public speech since he won Zimbabwe's disputed presidential
Rejecting PM Morgan Tsvangirai's claims that the vote was stolen, he said those against him could "go hang".
"Even dogs won't sniff their corpses" said Mr Mugabe about his former coalition partners,
Mr Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) boycotted the speech.
The MDC has lodged a legal challenge against the result of the "stolen election", demanding it be rerun.
Mr Mugabe won 61% of the vote in the election on July 31, while Mr Tsvangirai came second with 35% and Welshman Ncube third with 3%, according to official results.
The president's Zanu-PF party also gained a parliamentary majority of more than two-thirds, winning 160 of the 210 seats.
A spirit of defiance was palpable at Heroes' Acre, reinforcing a controversial electoral victory that has possibly ushered 89-year old Robert Mugabe into office for another five-year term.
The posters overlooking the shrine included: "There is honour in conceding defeat," and "It's Africa versus Europe".
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