The people of South Africa were outstanding in their fight to achieve a democratic society so it is distressing to witness those who fought for freedom to abandon the fight for democracy in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe is a thug who has ordered opponents to be beaten, raped and killed in order to maintain power, but this apparently does not bother the leaders of South Africa. Once again, the magic word of “colonialism” was used to cover up support for petty dictator.
Keith Khoza,speaking for the African National Congress, justified support for a murderer and rapist by announcing, “we are consolidating our relationship as a former liberation movement and we are supporting them.” In other words, the ANC will back Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party despite its record of brutalizing people in Zimbabwe. Instead of backing the Movement for Democratic Change and its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, the ANC will allow gangsters masquerading as “liberators” to continue their reign of murder and rape in Zimbabwe.
Shame on the African National Congress for abandoning the people of Zimbabwe.