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South Africa to Look Into Claims of Fraud in Zimbabwe Election

South Africa's president says his government will look into new reports on Zimbabwe's elections, which detail serious irregularities.

Thabo Mbeki told parliament Thursday the government would study the reports from both Zimbabwe's main opposition party (MDC) and the independent Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network. He says his government will then address whatever issues are raised.

On Wednesday, Mr. Mbeki's government said it was satisfied Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections, won by the ruling party, reflected the will of the people.

Observers from South Africa endorsed the poll following the March 31 election. And a delegation of monitors from the Southern African Development Community also said the vote was credible.

The United States and Britain have said the elections were not free or fair.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.