Mugabe, the Rest of the World and God

Mugabe: A Modern Hitler Cartoon by Tom Scott of The Dominion Post featured in the June 19th edition. (Click on image to enlarge.)

With the increasing unrest in Zimbabwe, a number of people around the world have a lot to say about the situation. All the major news networks are continually running reports on the post election violence, the June 27th run-offs that Tsvangirai has reportedly pulled out of, all that Mugabe has to say about MDC and God being the only who will remove him from office, reports by reporters who have gone undercover in Zimbabwe, UN observers visiting the nation and the list goes on. Whatever it is that is being reported, all that it is is talk and all that there ever has been from SADC countries, other African nations and the wider international community is just talk! Thabo Mbeki was called upon to mediate in Zimbabwe but he has not made any sort of meaningful progress with him at one point stating that there was no crisis in Zimbabwe. The EU has hinted at extending sanctions against Zimbabwe but these sanctions have done more to harm the people of Zimbabwe than the people they are targeted towards to which they have had little effect. Political figures talk about how it must be made clear to Mugabe and his regime that what is going on in Zimbabwe is unacceptable and out of everything that has been said nothing has hit home for the ruling party to convince them to rethink their policies.

A lot more intervention is needed in order to remove Mugabe from office be it from within Zimbabwe, Africa or the wider international community but people have had enough and can no longer live they way that they do. Just about everything that is being said at the moment has been said before with people calling upon SADC (who have been called upon before) to intervene. Do people not care about Zimbabwe that much and are waiting for another Darfur situation and only come to some sort of realization when too much harm has been done? This last weekend Mugabe insisted he would not step aside for MDC and went as far as saying “Only God, who appointed me, will remove me — not the MDC, not the British. Only God will remove me!” Zimbabweans are religious a people and there are a lot of people praying for salvation. He may have unknowingly sealed his own fate when he said what he said because at this point in time God may be the only one able to remove him from power and set the people of Zimbabwe FREE.

God may indeed be the only one who can SAVE ZIMABWE now.

For an insight into what some people in New Zealand have to say about Zimbabwe, here are three interviews that took place on Newstalk ZB June 23, 2008:

Titus Katiyo (Zimbabwe Association of New Zealand) – click here for audio
Helen Clark (Prime Minister of New Zealand) – click here for audio
Winston Peters (Minister of Foreign Affairs) – click here for audio

2 Responses to Mugabe, the Rest of the World and God

  1. Hilary July 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    I totally agree with you. The importance of other nations recognizing Mugabe’s tyranny, especially other African leaders, cannot be stressed enough. There is a petition to make world leaders recognize his crimes and remove their support and speak out against him. If you want to sign it, here’s the link: http://go.care2.com/15560399.

  2. Living Zimbabwe July 2, 2008 at 11:46 am #

    Hilary,
    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Hopefully African leaders put more and more pressure on Mugabe until a positive change takes place. Thanks for the information on the petition which I have taken a look at and signed. God Bless.

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