As Mugabe’s fascist thugs beat the opposition into submission, the Pan-African Parliament and the African Union have a major test of their willingness to call for a postponement of the phony run-off election. Marwick Khumalo is an election observer from the Pan African Parliament.
“How can you have an election where people are killed and hacked to death as the sun goes down?” Mr. Khumalo asked. “How can you have an election where the leader of one party is not even allowed to conduct rallies?”
Mugabe has ruled too long on the false assurances of anti-colonial African solidarity, where the South Africans looked the other way. The world was not afraid to resist South Africa’s Apartheid by global boycott. It should impose the same sanctions on Zimbabwe. Just a simple step like cutting off Zimbabwe from the global credit card system would finish off what is left of the country’s tourism industry. The mineral exports which Mugabe uses to support his reign of terror, should be subject to sanctions at the UN, despite South Africa’s threats of a veto.