The Bailey Mail
April 9, 2008
2008-04-07 19:23:51 **news**
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to hold private talks with South African president Thabo Mbeki, in the hopes that Mbeki will exert pressure on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to announce the results of the recent Presidential election. UK foreign minister David Milliband has said the United Nations is joined in its determination to have the results announced.
The western world is not only desperate for the results to be announced but desperate for the announcement to mean an end of Mugabe’s dictatorship.
Mugabe became notorious around the world for his ejecting white farmers from their land, and stealing it back for the state, using any means necessary. His rule has become more violent as time has gone on, with protestors being badly beaten, and preventing the world press from entering the country to show the world the true extent of his brutality.
The international community is also desperate for the result to be announced; because they fear Mugabe is doctoring the results. And if the result brings about a run-off between Mugabe, and his leading rival Morgan Tsvangirai, there are calls to send in international observers to make sure the results are fair.
I will also be hoping that the result will say goodbye Mugabe, and I would bet that is what the people have voted for, whether it is what the result will say I don’t know, and the international response if it doesn’t is also unknown. Watch this space for further updates on the continued uncertainty over Zimbabwe’s future.