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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

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RMacleod

Recently, Morgan Tsvangirai and other senior MDC officials have been photographed wearing rather expensive suits and travelling round in rather expensive vehicles. Is it possible they have finally been corrupted?

Alex Henderson

Tsvangirai must be coming under pressure from all sides and certainly from within his own party. I for one hope he holds out.

http://hendo.amagama.com/2009/01/28/dont-surrender-to-sadc/

Andrew Bond

I agree with Moses, he should absolutely hold out, this is exactly what Mugabe did at Lancaster House, he took threatened to 'go back the bush' and wait. I predict that the country is on the verge of total civic collapse, they have now abandoned their currency and the govt will not find forex quick enough to pay the army, if the MDC are part of that govt they will be blamed. Tsvango is walking into a crisis which he has PM will be obliged to deal with with both hands tied behind his back.

I understand the pressure he is under from SADC, but he should see them as the useless players that they are, the timing of the AU meeting on Sunday is prefectr, and if they do nothing the new US administration will likely push harder at the UNSC.

Unfortunately it seems a lot more sufgfering will be necessary before any meaningful action happens, such is Africa!

RMacleod

It now appears from the latest news, Tsvangirai has chosen to sup with the devil!
and it will be interesting to observe his eventual fate.

Now at least, Zimbabwe will be able to get on more quickly with the business of dying.

DC

Yep, RM. The problem now is that it will be even more heartbreaking because people will get their hopes up, Zimbabwe will make a slight recovery and collapse yet again in 18 months when their is supposedly going to be a new election. And if the MDC manages to secure international assistance, and the health, education and financial situation improves - ZANU-PF will claim the credit.
This is quite frankly a lose-lose situation for Zimbabwe and the MDC.

But for months now it has been clear that the MDC had precious little choice. It had nothing and nobody to call upon for support. And they were not going to be supported by the docile Zimbabwean masses.

ZANU-PF has South Africa and SADC and pretty much a blank cheque from the ANC to do what it likes. Might has won over right.

Alex Henderson

Very surprising move, if he was going to enter a unity government why didn't he do it 6 months ago? There must have been some concessions made by ZANU-PF that we don't know about yet.

It didn't take Mutambara long to get his begging cup out either!

Jonathan Williams

I am Zimbabwean living in England and I used to live in Harare, I must say that my country has been ruined by world's biggest terrorist which is Mugabe, look at the exchange rate, poverty, economic conditions of Zimbabwe. When I think about it my heart really goes, I wonder why Mugabe does not let citizens of Zimbabwe decide the future of the country and also Mugabe must realize that he is in power since last 30 years his mind is getting old and he cannot think the same as young generation can think, so he must resign for the better of Zimbabweans. Thank you

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