South Africa wants Zimb. vote public

This could be big.  It’s about time South Africa stop coddling their dictatorial neighbor and starting playing the regional power-house role they are meant to.

In a change of tone, South Africa urged Zimbabwe’s government on Thursday to release results from the disputed March 29 presidential election that has thrown the nation into political crisis.

Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s president who has acted as a mediator between the opposition and government, had until now largely played down the political stalemate in Zimbabwe and counseled patience in dealing with its autocratic president, Robert Mugabe.

Published in: on April 17, 2008 at 9:52 am  Leave a Comment  
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