We sat with some ex-pat South African friends this past weekend, as we shared stories of SA and Zim. Imbi and I have a great love for both countries and have ached for Zim these last number of years. South African president, Thabo Mbeki’s support for Mugabe has been nothing less than bizarre – and costly in terms of thousands of lives lost.
Many of us having been waiting for a response from Nelson Mandela (affectionately known as Madiba). The LATimes reports that he condemned Mugabe’s leadership yesterday. At last. Thank God.
The LAT reports,
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of African officials criticizing Zimbabwe’s leadership, further shaking longtime President Robert Mugabe’s grip on power.
Mugabe, who long shrugged off Western criticism and sanctions, has seen hitherto staunch allies in Africa, as well as China, turn away one by one in recent days, leaving him facing nearly complete international isolation.
Lord, may there soon be peace in Zim.