Hackers attack website of S.Africa's ruling ANC for anti-Mugabe sentiments
Hackers opposed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took out the website of the African National Congress (ANC) on Friday. They accuse South Africa's ruling party of a corrupt and bloodstained relationship with Mugabe. The group also said it had successfully attacked the website of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Defence accusing it of the " genocide slaughter of 20,000 ndebele people". Just before the hacking took place, the " Anonymous Africa announced on its Twitter feed it take such an action. Human rights groups say Mugabe's forces killed as many as 20,000 people in an early 1980s crackdown on dissidents in the western provinces of the country, home mostly to the Ndebele minority tribe. Tensions inside Zimbabwe and between Harare and Pretoria are running high the day after Mugabe declared an election on July 31, to the anger of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party. Tsvangirai said Mugabe's "unilateral" declaration of an election date broke a power-sharing agreement signed after violent and disputed polls in 2008, and accused the veteran leader of trying to cause a constitutional crisis. The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which helped broker the 2008 deal between Mugabe and Tsvangirai, is due to meet in Mozambique on Saturday to discuss the election.