The international community seems to endorse the madness that is going on in Zimbabwe on Robert Mugabe's watch.
Between 1983 and 1987 about 20000 people lost their lives in bloody killings in the Matabeleland and the Midlands regions of Zimbabwe.
This was done at the instigation of Mugabe, who declared himself the winner of a "one-man" election that never was in 2008. Why were these people killed? I am still trying to figure it out.
In 2005 the urban population of Zimbabwe overwhelmingly rejected Mugabe.
In 2008 voters again showed him that he was no longer as popular as he thought. What does he do? He holds on to election results for five weeks to doctor them to force a run-off.
He just cannot face the fact that the people of Zimbabwe no longer want him.
The international community has let Zimbabwe down by looking on while one person, who has committed unimaginable crimes since 1983, devours the population.
I would like to thank President Ian Khama of Botswana for his tough stance on Mugabe. He does not believe that an embarrassment must be endorsed in the name of brotherhood.
President Kgalema Motlanthe should also show leadership on the Zimbabwe issue. Something really has to be done to save Zimbabweans from this man.
Takudzwa Mutongwizo, Johannesburg