|Reuters/SABC News were already there|
|A place to rest...|
|A reporter's microphone...|
|The back of one of the reporters...|
|Reporters pounce on the old woman...|
An individual who I gathered was the junior minister for Information appeared at the entrance and said when the time was right, he would allow photographers only to enter the voting room to photograph President Mugabe casting his vote.
Another several minutes of waiting passed and the minister announced that all those with cameras should step forward. A heavily built photographer with a huge camera powered his way in front of me and was allowed in. When I stepped ahead with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200...
|The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200|
"What is this? Are you taking personal photos?"I did some quick thinking and said:
"No. I am a columnist from the Sunday News, Tanzania and......"I believe mentioning Tanzania saved me and he said, "OK", and waved me through. First, I took the photo of the First Lady casting her vote.
|The First Lady votes...|
|President Mugabe casts his vote...|
|Facing sideways, in glasses, the minister who eventually let me through|
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