Harare - President Robert Mugabe has warned that veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation war are prepared to take up arms again rather than see the opposition win a June 27 election, state media has reported.
"They came to my office after the (first round of) elections and asked me: 'Can we take up arms?'," Mugabe was quoted by the Herald newspaper as telling a rally in Murehwa, to the northeast of Harare.
"They said this country was won by the barrel of the gun and should we let it go at the stroke of a pen? Should one just write an X and then the country goes just like that?"