Former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa who arranged a power-sharing agreement between Robert Mugabe and the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is becoming concerned that his efforts have collapsed in failure. President Mugabe is not budging in his desire to control all major ministries in the Cabinet and allow his opponents some minor posts even though the agreement called for equality of power in government. Tsvangirai, said after four days of discussions,” we have failed to agree on… the equitable allocation of ministerial posts and the composition of the Cabinet.”
The bottom line for Mugabe is that his cronies in crime fear having Tsvangirai appoint honest people to important government posts where they would investigate crime and corruption. Mugabe is fighting a rear guard action that will prove disastrous to the people of Zimbabwe. Unless, Mugabe agrees to real power-sharing, the outside world will call off all aid.