It looks like Mugabe has decided to fight. He's raiding opposition offices, arresting foreign journalists, and parading independence fighters through the streets. He is rumored to be planning a 90 day delay in the runoff election (it's supposed to be 21 days after the first vote). Incredibly, the electoral commission still has not released ANY presidential vote results. None!
One thing that may have weighed on Bobby M. is that ex-dictators don't tend to get cushy digs and aren't always safe from future prosecution. Thus they may tend to hang on til the bitter end.
Here are a few ex-dictators and their exile locations and durations. Please help me add to this list with other cases I've missed. Are there ones who have gotten a "good" (for them) deal?
Baby Doc-Haiti-France still alive 1986-present
Alfredo Stroessner-Paraguay-Brazil 1989-2006
Idi Amin -Uganda- Saudi Arabia 1981-2003
Charles Taylor-Liberia-Nigeria-2003-2006- now on trial in Sierra Leone
Juan Peron-Argentina-Spain-1955-73-returned with new wife to be president again.