NO SHOCK HERE: MBEKI the South African president is closer to MUGABE then we think…..!!

9 06 2008

No!!!!!

Yessssss!

Noo!!!!

Via the don of all international papers, The Herald, it seems a 4 page letter has been ‘found’ and produced within some South African papers, stating that Mbeki should withdraw as the regional mediator. This letter was written by Tsvangirai, yeah, that opposition dude who keeps on being put in prison and beaten by Mugabe to Mbeki.

First of all-this is NO news. A blind elderly woman from Folkstone could’ve figured THAT much out!

“The curious case of the mysterious letter from Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, to South Africa’s president, Thabo Mbeki, got a new chapter this weekend that raised yet more questions about Mbeki’s credibility as the regional mediator in Zimbabwe’s increasingly tumultuous political crisis.

News of Tsvangirai’s impassioned, four-page missive broke a week ago in South African newspapers. In the May 13 letter, marked “privileged, private and confidential,” Tsvangirai, a former trade union leader, maintained that Mbeki had favored Zimbabwe’s aging strongman, President Robert Mugabe, and that he should step aside as the sole mediator.

Tsvangirai, now campaigning for a June 27 runoff election with Mugabe, recounted his shock at seeing Mbeki on television on April 12 holding hands with Mugabe in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and saying there was no crisis. That day, regional heads of state were meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, to confront Zimbabwe’s crisis, set off by the government’s extraordinary delay in releasing the results of the March presidential election.

“In fact, since the 29 March election, Zimbabwe has plunged into horrendous violence while you have been mediating,” Tsvangirai wrote. “With respect, if we continue like this, there will be no country left.”

Then last week, the story of the letter to Mbeki — who had been designated by the Southern African Development Community, a regional bloc of nations, to mediate the political conflict in Zimbabwe — took a strange turn.”

Right, now raise your hands high so I can see em, if you’d like to go into politics in Africa and erm, you happen to not be a tyrannical sociopath with deep hatred for Africa itself?

Come on….anyone…? One..?

Damn.

“The statement also took the news media to task for asking about rumors that many South Africans were struggling to understand Mbeki’s silence since the election as dozens of opposition supporters in Zimbabwe were killed and hundreds brutally beaten.

The rumors “include claims that either President Mbeki or Mrs. Zanele Mbeki are supposed to be blood relatives of Mrs. Grace Mugabe,” Robert Mugabe’s wife, the statement noted in a tone of disbelief.

Trying to understand Mbeki is a favorite parlor game here in Johannesburg. Its latest iterations include wondering why he never visited South Africa’s impoverished townships as they exploded with xenophobic violence last month.

Asked this question on Sunday, Mbeki’s spokesman, Mukoni Ratshitanga, replied that the government had responded appropriately. “Government is a collective,” he said. “It’s not an individual.” Then his phone buzzed with another call that he said was very important and he signed off.”

Oh well, only up and up for our beloved Africa!!

Mbeki a Mugabe Allie, INH

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