EISH! Sorry its time for a soap box moment!
I LOVE my country but I simply DO NOT understand politicians sometimes. This time its Mbeki. I'm just watching CNN (dont normally) and I have just seen that the South African countries come out of a SADC meeting in support of Robert Mug..abe. Please, please tell me this is not true?! This has to just be yank hype??
I agree with SA government that change in Zim has to start from within (that after all is what happened here). South Africa isnt in the Bush..iness of invading countries (with no nuclear weapons...or was it oil?) in an attempt to effect superficial change that will last only as long as the military is in place (that aint change!). People effect change. There has to be an internal revolution.
Heres the soap box howl though... WHY DO WE (SA) HAVE TO SUPPORT THE MUG??!! Why can't we simply condem his actions (oops that would mean we would need to have balls!) With all that SA has gone through to reach a democracy (not to mention the human rights issues) I find it very dissapointing and quite scary that Mbeki cannot come out and tell Mug..abe that he should just STEP DOWN! What is with the boys club? This is not about Africa bucking against the West guys! This is about human rights! Stop being Mugs!