Tuesday, April 03, 2007

African leaders have no moral resolve

The leaders of 14 Southern African countries met at a Southern African Development Community summit to discuss the problems caused by Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe.

In a statement, these spineless leaders said,

"The extraordinary summit appeals for the lifting of all forms of sanctions against Zimbabwe... The extraordinary summit appeals for the lifting of all forms of sanctions against Zimbabwe... [and] reaffirms its solidarity with the government and the people of Zimbabwe."
The South African government was also represented.

It seems to me that these leaders fail to grasp the level of human rights violations that are committed by Mugabe and his evil regime!

It is morally reprehensible that these leaders, including the South African leaders, would rather do nothing, and say next to nothing on this issue that might just offend the dictatorship of Robert Mugabe!

Mugabe has become one of the most arrogant African presidents, because in his mind, the SADC leaders are behind him.

I can understand the solidarity of SADC with the people of Zimbabwe, but with Mugabe's evil regime?

In many people's minds, Mugabe has become the clown of Africa. However, when I think of him as a clown, it certainly is not a funny clown, but rather a clown such as Pennywise the evil alien clown portrayed in Stephen King's 1990 TV mini-series "It."

Mugabe has single-handedly taken the "bread basket" of Africa and turned it into the "African ruins!" He has proven himself to be an evil, self-possessed man with nothing on his mind but his own grasp on power to the detriment of millions in Zimbabwe!

The fact that the SADC leaders are not saying anything forceful enough against Mugabe's regime, nor doing anything to prevent him from perpetrating his evil on his own people makes them just as guilty as he is!

John Piper says, "he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

South Africa is Zimbabwe's immediate southern neighbour, and multiple thousands of Zimbabweans are escaping Zimbabwe into South Africa every month. Yet, Mbeki keeps on doing nothing concerning Mugabe's human rights violations. I keep wondering about this. Is South Africa indeed a "friend of torture?"

It seems to me that bravery and principle is something of the past! Is there NO African leader brave and principled enough to say, "Mugabe, enough is enough! It is NOW time for you to resign!"

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