Miracle possible?

2008-06-16 00:00

South Africa’s 1994 election has rightly been regarded as something of a miracle. Against all the odds, the nation went peacefully to the polls to deliver a result which was widely regarded as both free and fair.

The most hopeful solution for Zimbabwe is that suggested by Simba Makoni, namely the setting up of a government of national unity. The problem is that such a solution involves a spirit of reasonableness and compromise. Nothing suggests that such a spirit animates Mugabe and his security apparatus, and it seems unlikely that the MDC will accept any solution which involves the retention of Mugabe or his more thuggish associates in any capacity in the government of Zimbabwe.

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