The nation of Zmbabwe is supposedly having a run-off election to determine who will be the next president. In an earlier ballot, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, gained more votes than incumbent President Mugabe. However, Mugabe is using the full force of his police and military to ensure no such defeat will ever again occur. Yesterday, he told cheering soldiers and a crowd that “we shall never, never accept anything that smells of…. the MDC. These pathetic puppets taking over this country? Let’s see. That is not going to happen. We are prepared to fight for it if we lose it in the same way that our forefathers lost is(to the British colonists).
The farce that is termed an “election” continues even though Mugabe has made clear he won the election before the first ballot was cast. Morgan Tsvangirai is a noble and honest man, but he is making a mistake continuing the election. The entire continent of Africa knows what is going on and it is time for him to end the fiasco that is now occurring in Zimbabwe. Too many lives have already been lost and many more will if the election proceeds.