Zuma Has Decided To Rein in on Mugabe

Endorsing Promiscuity and Abuse of power

It seems evident that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, has decided it’s time to rein in on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. Zuma has just announced that he will visit Zimbabwe to assess the progress that has been made in the unity government. In an official statement his office said “President Jacob Zuma will travel to Zimbabwe on the 16-18 March to meet with political parties that are signatories of the Global Political Agreement.

Credit must be given to British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown who recently rebuffed a call by Zuma to end European Union sanctions on Mugabe and his allies. Prime Minister Brown’s no-nonsense response to calls for a premature end of sanctions may have put pressure on Zuma to rethink his position on Mugabe. From the response he got in Britain Zuma may have come to the realisation that the west is adamant about any removal of sanctions and are determined to see through the sanctions regime until Mugabe allows the full implementation of the GNU agreement.

Zuma had hoped to use his recent state visit to Britain to try and influence authorities to remove sanctions targeting the Zimbabwe regime. The South African President had said he disagreed with the view expressed in the west that more pressure in the form of sanctions was the way forward.  But this latest attempt by him to shuttle to his neighbour may be the result of mounting pressure by Gordon Brown and the west on him to intervene and end the impasse that has threatened the fragile unity government since its formation.

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2 comments

  1. Jonn

    Good for your Gordon Brown. As a white South African, I salute you.

    What they will not tell you is that this lot al have histories together and are a twisted hash of interconnections and political incest e.g. Thabo Mbeki is in reality, related to Mad Bob Mugabe so, like a bunch of thieves, they all stick together.

    Did Zuma offer any sensible reasoning for his request to have sanctions removed or is it all based on the same tired old propaganda misinformation with a huge dose of the race card thrown in? The race card always works in the face of Western guilt although it should take an intelligent person but a few minutes to realise that, given the South African population statistics in could never have been possible for a tiny white minority of 4 million whites, most of whom are women and children, to have committed the “apartheid” atrocities against an overwhelming majority of 50 million blacks, as was alleged.

  2. wah umm

    could never have been possible for a tiny white minority of 4 million whites, most of whom are women and children, to have committed the “apartheid” atrocities against an overwhelming majority of 50 million blacks—–please expagorate..

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