United Nations Security Council must impose an arms embargo on Zimbabwe

By Ntando Ncube.
The new appointed Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba no Wednesday said South Africa President Thabo Mbeki is acting as honest brokers in his role as a SADC appointed mediator between Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF and the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

He accused president Mbeki of being heartless and unmoved by the suffering of Zimbabweans and urged him to urgently concoct burly ways to ensure that the deepening political crisis in Zimbabwe ends. 

We recognize that the imperatives of acting as honest brokers in a mediation impose constraints on our leaders. The plight of the people of Zimbabwe is heart-breaking. I appeal to President Thabo Mbeki urgently to seek creative ways of reaching out to our neighbours to reassure them that we care about them deeply, he said. 

 It is distressing to South Africans that our rulers, whom we know to be compassionate people, currently appear to many beyond our borders as heartless and unmoved by the suffering of Zimbabweans., he added. 

 Near a month after Zimbabweans went to elections presidential poll results are not yet announced and president Mugabe’s Zanu-PF is calling for a re-run.

A re-run is expected within 21 days after the elections. The date is not yet announced. 

As Zunu-PF is unleashing violence and terror within the country Makgoba called on the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose an arms embargo on Zimbabwean government. 

“On the basis that a heavily-armed Zimbabwe would threaten peace, security and stability in southern Africa, we call upon the Security Council of the United Nations to impose an arms embargo on its government. And we appeal to the South African Government to support such an embargo, he said

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