Thursday, February 07, 2002

Zim Watch

The MDC have been accused of treason, for having secret meetings with the British to overthrow the regime. Putting aside the ridiculous details in this this case, the Zimbabwe opposition certainly is indirectly supported by British sources, however Mugabe didn't exactly spurn Chinese money when he was fighting in the bush.

Britain has threatened to withdraw its ambasador. Abdulsalami Abubakar, a Nigerian general (responsible for ushering in democracy), has been named as the chief observer. Prosecutors are being threatened for going after Zanu "war veterans".

Neighbouring countries have attacked sanctions.

Can anyone shed light on this report in the Herald, which claims that Mbeki is backing Mugabe. Massive, if true. I can't find it anywhere, and I am loather to quote the Mugabe-supporting Herald without any verification. Funny enough, they ignored this warning form Mbeki's advisor that he wouldn't be recognised if he rigged the vote.

The EU gives Zambia a slap on the wrists for its own rigged election. Where's the press attention.


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