Members of the National Constitutional Assembly who were demonstrating in favor of free elections were beaten and sent to the hospital by Zimbabwe police. President Robert Mugabe continues his chaotic rule in which inflation has gone up 10,000% and a majority of the population lacks jobs or food. Zimbabwe was among the most flourishing African nations prior to Mugabe’s assumption of power. He is a brutal dictator who rules by force. Last March, the opposition leader was sent to the hospital by police thugs.
Where are African leaders who should be standing up for African rights? They were willing to protest against colonialism but remain silent in the face of an African leader who makes colonialism look like a time of prosperity.