Many who believe Zimbabwe has a right to live in a democratic society had high hopes the election of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa would allow that nation to take a more assertive role in fighting to end the tyrannical government of Robert Mugabe. However, with each passing day, Zuma simply repeats the cliches of his predecessor, Mibaki, who refused to utter a word of criticism against Mugabe’s brutal suppression of democratic voices in Zimbabwe.
At a meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) the best Zuma could utter was “we urge all parties to remove any obstacles to the implementation of the agreement(power sharing)” Huh! The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai has been working to restore a semblance of normality to their nation despite being harassed by Mugabe goons. Zimbabweans need Jacob Zuma to denounce Robert Mugabe and insist on his agreement to the agreement of power sharing!