Monday, September 22, 2008

On Thabo Mbeki’s resignation

South Africa needn’t any severe power struggle leading it to a situation similar in Zimbabwe that has put it far behind.

He will be remembered as being soft with Mugabe or rather supportive of his policy as he didn’t use South Africa’s economic and political influence to force him to conduct fair elections. He’s gone but he left Mugabe in power, who will remain a problem for the new South Africa president if he doesn’t respect the deal he has signed with the opposition.

It remains how the new president, expectedly Jacob Zuma, can turn a new page and put South Africa on the right track. Otherwise there can be no real changes but just change of faces.

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