Jun 24, 2008

World agrees Zimbabwe needs help, but how?

Two acts of self-defense from Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai seem to have sparked action, or talk of it, from the global community, writes Thomas Hunter.

Despite months of work in bringing to the world’s attention the anti-democratic violence of Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s two acts of self-defense were the ones to spark action, or at least talk of it, from Zimbabwe’s neighbours and the global community.

His decision to abandon this week’s scheduled presidential run-off election and, yesterday, his bid for protection from arrest in the Dutch embassy in Harare, seem to have raised alarm among potential allies to levels that may finally translate to assistance.

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  1. John Roberts

    The most balanced account I have read about Mr Mugabe, a decidedly unbalanced man, is ‘Dinner with Mugabe’ by Heidi Holland. I recommend it to all.

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