Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party, Zanu-PF, finally agreed on a power sharing arrangement which guarantees the opposition Movement for Democratic Change(MDC) will have real power in the government. Its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been fighting to the reality of power not the semblance of power before he would become part of a Zimbabwean government. South African Thabo Mbeki, who has served as a mediator in the dispute, announced the formation of a national unity government. “An agreement has been reached on all items on the agenda–all of them endorsed the document tonight, signed it.” He promised the people of Zimbabwe that the Mugabe government is actually going to follow through on an agreement in which they cede some power to the opposition.
The Zimbabwe economy has been completely wrecked by the foolhardy policies of Mugabe and inflation is now at a twenty million percent rate. There will be need to restore farm lands to those who know how to work them which means white farmers will be asked to return in order to jump start the farm economy. The remaining question is whether Mugabe henchmen who took the land and wrecked farming will be compelled to restore farming to those who know how to do it.