Thursday, September 18, 2008

Is Mugabe finally bowing to international pressure?

Zimbabwe’s new power sharing deal between the seemingly indomitable forces of ZANU –PF led by the ruthless Robert Mugabe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai is certainly imbued with many flaws.

However, it is nothing short of seminal and historic in this turbulent and politically volatile region. The power- sharing deal, brokered by the efforts of South African president Thabo Mbeki saw an end to months of a bitter political feuding between the two forces. The power sharing deal may not result in a swift end to a seemingly never ending political and economic crisis but it does mean that even Mugabe can be subject to such scrutiny that he is willing to concede political power.

Read more from Neesha Fakir here.