Saturday, 12 April 2008

Zimbabwe: What crisis?

While on leave... "There is no crisis in Zimbabwe"...So says the deluded South African President Thabo Mbeki today. Am I the only person that thinks it seems so staged?

Could he perhaps explain why the presidential election results haven't been released, even though they were counted nearly two weeks ago? The people are starving? The people expect a change. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe isn't going to attend the African the summit - he said he had other business to attend to.

For a leader like Mbeki to condone Mugabe's actions is incredible. Why doesn't South Africa force Mugabe to release the election results? We all know they have the power to do, being a prominent country with influence. African countries say that Mbeki ought to be using the factual results instead of creeping round a failed long-term dictator. If a decisive decision isn't made soon, the world will not accept a bad result, and more importantly, neither will Zimbabwe.

3 comments:

Anonymous 13 April 2008 at 20:20  

this just shows where the world has come to in dealing with any international crisis, were down to two options its either dude we need a war or we huff and puff until we run out of steam and then wring our hands and ignore the situation.

I feel rather sad and hopeless because in all honesty what can we do about the situation Zimbabwe, applying pressue behind the scenes isn't working, stopping food and economic aid doesn't hurt Mugabe and his allies and we don't have the troop numbers for toppling the regime. Were just stuck watching another tragedy unfold

Valleys Mam 14 April 2008 at 07:44  

we wont sort out Mugabe -too many vested interests.also when do Europe get a a United front on situations like this,isnt that one of the functions of the EU?
Pippa -award for you on my site
VM

Patrick 17 April 2008 at 22:31  

Zimbabwe's opposition has called on South African President Thabo Mbeki to stand down as a mediator in the wake of the elections crisis

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