South Africa has asked for a meeting with other members of the Southern African Development Community(SADC) is a desperate effort to achieve some form of resolution of the current impasse in Zimbabwe. African leaders will assemble on Sunday in an effort to find a way to get President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to accede to the need of compromising with his opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change(MDC). Africa is close to confronting a major human disaster since millions of Zimbabweans are on the verge of starvation due to the disastrous economic policies of Mugabe who has transformed a once prosperous nation into a basket case of poverty.
President Ian Khama of Botswana, one of Mugabe’s fiercest critics, demanded a new and honest election in Zimbabwe. “We strongly believe that the one viable way forward in Zimbabwe is to have a rerun of the presidential election under full international sponsorship and supervision.” It is unlikely Mugabe will accede to an honest election because he knows for certain he will lose.
Unfortunately, the only message that will get through to Mulgabe and his thieving henchmen is force.