‘Tsvangirai is a stooge of the West’ he said, going on to suggest that everything was ok in Zimbabwe and no reforms were necessary to ensure free and fair elections. His attitude perhaps explains why SADC has still not sent the three representatives it promised last June to sort out JOMIC. One of the three was to have been from Zambia.
We at the Vigil have come to the conclusion that nothing can be hoped for from SADC – but we are nevertheless puzzled why the MDC has not managed to explain things to Sata. He persuades us that the time has come to present our petition: ‘A Petition to European Union Governments: We record our dismay at the failure of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to help the desperate people of Zimbabwe at their time of trial. We urge the UK government and the European Union in general to suspend government to government aid to all SADC countries until they abide by their joint commitment to uphold human rights in the region. We suggest that the money should instead be used to feed the starving in Zimbabwe.’
It has been signed by many thousands of people who have passed by the Vigil and support our view that tax payers in the UK should not be expected to give hundreds of millions to governments that are not interested in human rights in Zimbabwe. We also demand that Sata returns his broom to Victoria Station.
FOR THE RECORD: 56 signed the register.Post published in: World News