Mugabe Inaugurated After "Spoiled" Election
Mugabe's inauguration has taken place:
The hastily organised ceremony confirmed Mr Mugabe's sixth term as president - extending his 28 years in power.
Results showed Mr Mugabe won 85% of the vote, but many ballots were spoiled.
After the ceremony, Mr Mugabe called for talks with the opposition, whose leader withdrew from the run-off vote citing violence against his supporters.
But southern African election observers said the poll had "failed to reflect the will of the people".
Update: Mugabe will inaugurate himself later today, claiming a landslide victory in an election in which he was the only candidate.
The Mail & Guardian has the best headline, though:"Mugabe declared winner in sham poll"
President Robert Mugabe will be inaugurated within hours, a government source said on Sunday, after an election which African observers said was unfair and scarred by violence and intimidation.
The Pan-African Parliament observers, one of the few groups able to monitor the ballot, said the one-candidate vote on Friday was so flawed it should be rerun.
Results have not been released, but Mugabe said he was heading for victory in the poll, dismissed as a sham by much of the world.
The source said Mugabe's swearing-in for a new five-year term was imminent: "The ceremony is going to be at 3pm [1pm GMT] and the invitations are being sent out."
The inauguration would allow Mugabe to extend his 28 years of unbroken rule before attending an African Union (AU) summit in Egypt on Monday where he has vowed to confront his critics.
Robert Mugabe has said he is heading for a "sweeping victory" in Zimbabwe's unopposed run-off presidential poll.
Officials have scheduled his inauguration for 1300 GMT on Sunday, even though official results are yet to be published.
He was the only candidate after the opposition boycotted the vote amid reports of violence and intimidation.
African observers of the poll have called for fresh elections to be held, saying the vote was not free or fair.
After claiming victory in an election in which he was the only candidate, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is preparing for the swearing-in ceremony that would begin his sixth term in office.His nation is in ruins, with political violence (instigated by his party, ZANU-PF) and the economy nearly non-existent outside of the black market.
Official sources say Mr Mugabe won by a huge margin in the election, which has been widely condemned as a sham.
Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the election amid claims of violence and intimidation by government supporters.
Meanwhile, Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Watangula has said sanctions against Zimbabwe are unlikely to work.
Votes from Friday's presidential run-off poll in Zimbabwe - boycotted by the opposition - are still being counted.
Reports suggest a large number of spoiled ballot papers.
Zimbabwean journalist Brian Hungwe says that in some cases, voters expressed their anger against the violence by calling Mr Mugabe a murderer on the ballot papers.
Many Zimbabweans deliberately defaced their ballots in a discredited presidential run-off with President Robert Mugabe as the sole candidate, and voted only out of fear, the head of a foreign observer mission said on Saturday.
Contrary to the state-run newspaper's report of a "massive turnout" in Friday's election, Marwick Khumalo, head of the Pan-African Parliament observer mission, said the turnout was "very, very low".
He also said many of those who did vote cast their ballots for opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who pulled out of the race after an onslaught of state-sponsored violence against his Movement for Democratic Change.
Tsvangirai rejects ballot