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I tried to make sense of why some journalists and commentators blame President Thabo Mbeki for the problems in Zimbabwe, but I can't make head or tail of the accusations.
They say he doesn't want to admit that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe. And they are also impugning his impartiality and are calling for him to quit as mediator.
Worse still, an adviser to the MDC leader, who is also the party's secretary for international affairs, was quoted as saying that Mbeki's utterances bore the hallmarks of a drunkard.
Now, the MDC is thanking Mbeki with a plate of human excrement. Mbeki is being circumspect in his dealings with Robert Mugabe in order, perhaps, to avoid using reckless words such as "drunkard".
Is it proper to refer to a head of state, especially of a neighbouring country, who has been trying to mediate between your party and the party you are trying to vote out of office, as a "drunkard"?
If there is a crisis in Zimbabwe it was not created by Mbeki, neither will his denial or acknowledgement of it make it disappear.
All along his impartiality hasn't been an issue, neither was his state of sobriety. Will Mbeki's replacement change the situation in Zimbabwe and how?
Sam Ditshego, Kagiso