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AU goes for easy option


The African Union (AU) Summit ended in Egypt and the organisation went for an easy solution for themselves by calling for a government of national unity.

The AU totally ignored that the June run-off elections were declared neither free nor fair and in calling for a GNU they it means they don't have to consider how the elections were conducted.

Once again what is the purpose of observers when whatever they said is even ignored by organisations like the AU.

Another surprising thing is for the AU to ask South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki to continue his mediation process. His process, approach or method he is using has clearly failed and this was a chance for the AU to call for a change for in the mediator.

The biggest problem for Mbeki I think is his failure to see and admit that there is a big problem in Zimbabwe and that the country has been at a standstill for a long time. Remember his "no crisis" jibe?

Being the mediator he should have been the first to condemn the elections because he is closer to the action than anybody else but he says nothing as if nothing happened.

So I will wait and see what the UN will now do and also I am keen to see whether SADC will convene yet another meeting and see what they say.

But clearly these meetings don't seem to know that the issue at hand needs urgent attention and help the ordinary people of Zimbabwe.

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