Mugabe cannot be excluded from talks

With Botswana calling for the exclusion of Robert Mugabe from the SADC and AU meetings, African leaders should realise they can't resolve Zimbabwe's issues by excluding the Zimbabwean leader.

With Botswana calling for the exclusion of Robert Mugabe from the SADC and AU meetings, African leaders should realise they can't resolve Zimbabwe's issues by excluding the Zimbabwean leader.

Mugabe is the password [sic] to resolving the Zimbabwean issues. It's imperative negotiations start between Morgan Tsvangirai and Mugabe. Only then can the SADC and AU level the playing field. The outcome will be mainly determined by the compromise the two make.

The imposition of Tsvangirai might make Zanu-PF veterans feel deprived of the independence they fought for and lead to insecurity.

Edwin Mashitoa

Johannesburg

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