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DC

I'm going to put my neck out here and 'predict' that the AU will take the easy way out here: they will pretend to believe Mugabe's olive branch, and therefore endorse his presidential 'victory'. This buys them time to bury their heads in the sand and pretend everything is great in Africa. It also means they can toss the whole stinking thing right back to our 'trustworthy' Thabo.

To refuse to recognise Mugabe would be to snub not just Mugabe but also Thabo. And it would mean that the AU would have to 1) replace Thabo and 2) undertake immediate and meaningful action. That would be African heresy.

majays

Zimbabwe Has now been turned into a political circus !!! Remember people are still dying. But now it looks like it is more or less a merry go round.*****

Michael

Sticking a few leaves on a knobkerrie doesn't make it an olive branch, and hopefully the AU will see the bloodstains past the leaves ..... as it's probably the same one he's been using to beat the Zimbabwean people into submission with for over 28 years.

DC

You can be sure that Africa will do everything and anything - to do nothing.

Thabo is apparently on the frontline to lobby African presidents not to criticise Mugabe. His passion and energy to defend Mugabe is limitless. It is unfortunate that Zimbabwe's friends like the Botswana president do not have the same energy.

Anyway, I have been wondering what it is that drives Thabo to such levels of sycophancy. And I have a theory. Stockholm Syndrome. Read the rationale at my blog: www.thedfiles.co.uk

Diana Mitchell

I am most concerned that when we all start whooping and hollering with joy at the approaching downfall - as it appears right now - of Mugabe and his despicable regime, we don't overdo it. This is especially if we are western, white or just a little imperialistic. We must not forget that Africa has a genuine grievance against our kind and will respond defensively. Leave it to African analysts and commentators and to Mugabe's former friends and protectors to make it clear to him that he brings shame upon them.

Michael

I'd just like to amend that on one small point if I may Diana:

you state that "Africa has a genuine grievance against our kind", but I think it would be more appropriate to put "Most of Africa has a genuine grievance against our kind".

The reasoning for this is that people such as Mugabe and his 'human rights crimes' accomplices no longer have that grievance as a genuine article, They claimed the colonial regimes were oppressive, and in a hell of a lot of ways they were, and the independence of the countries that were subject to these regimes was the right thing ..... but they lost the right to legitimately harp on about that when they turned into far bigger oppressors than the ones they deposed.

Faraway

From his last campaign speeches, to his inauguration speech, and now the scuffle waffle with the ITN reporter, it appears Mugabe has lost it. His manner of speaking is now slow and uncoordinated. At 84 you would expect that.
I'd say he has the oncomings of Alzheimers, short term memory loss etc.

He is in no condition to be leading a country.

He'll listen to the AU but will do what the hell he wants, and that is to decimate the opposition party. Expect more of the same blood bath. This man needs to be stopped immediately.

Michael

I just hope the Buglers are ready because they're gonna be needed soon ..... either to play the Last Post for ZANU-PF, or to play it for Zimbabwe as a whole.

Hilary

The importance of the international community, especially other African leaders, recognizing and speaking out against Mugabe's crimes against humanity cannot be stressed enough. It's really great that at least three African nations have called for new elections, but we need more of that. There's a new petition that demands world leaders to react against Mugabe's tyranny. If you want to sign it, here's the link: http://go.care2.com/15560399

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