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By ATWadmin On August 11th, 2008

So is the news that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is expected to sign a power-sharing deal
which will see his rival Morgan Tsvangirai become prime minister good news or bad?

Part of me recoils from the idea of appeasing the genocidal thug Mugabe by allowing him to stay on for possibly years to come, given the crimes he has committed. I realise that there is calculated realpolitik at play here, and Tsvangirai has endured much , as have the people of Zimbabwe, but somehow this deal does not strike me as a good deal and the fact that Mbeke is so keen to ensure it endures is a further sign of compromise with evil.


  1. But will Mugabe let his Prime Minister to be actually excercise any power? I doubt it.

  2. Tsvangirai’s willingness to enter into any sort of arrangement at all with Mugabe merely shows his party up as just another bunch of typical power-hungry mercenaries. Evil must always be fought and opposed hands down, and never negotiated with. Pity the poor people of Zimbabwe; even the MDC is now betraying them.

  3. Tom,

    Glad you agree with me. I am suspicious of Tsvangirai and I know that at least some Zimbabweans share this concern.