Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thabo Mbeki, Mugabe's partner in crime

For too long, the world's media has let Thabo Mbeki off the hook. He has been much criticised for the failure of his "quiet diplomacy" towards Mugabe. It's now clear that he has been anything but an honest broker. He has actively supported Mugabe, and done everything possible to frustrate efforts to remove the 84 year old despot from power. The smiles and warmth that the two leaders display towards each other in front of the world's media says it all.

If this is the way the leader of Africa's largest democracy behaves, what hope is there for the rest of Africa? More ominously, what future is there for South Africa? If I was a citizen of the rainbow nation right now, I'd be looking at my passport.