Morgan Tsvangirai, according to most objective analysts, won the election for president of Zimbabwe, but his victory was snatched away by President Robert Mugabe whose failed policies have resulted in mass starvation, the departure of millions of people in search of work and bred, and the brutalization of those who remain. Tsvangirai demanded that Mugabe cease his thuggish policies toward leaders of the Movement for Democratic Change and adhere to the power-sharing agreement that had been signed last fall. These (arrest of MDC leaders) must stop immediately and those abducted and illegally detained must be released immediately and unconditionally.”
Tsvangirai still insists he wants to abide by the power sharing agreement that former South African president Mibeki reluctantly supported. The MDC blames the failure of Mbeki to actively support power-sharing is the main reason Mugabe behaves as though no such agreement was ever made. It is time for the African Union to finally stand up in support of the people of Zimbabwe and all those oppressed in Africa.