Friday, June 24, 2005

Mbeki's hipocrisy

Mugabe is at it again. His newest atrocity: bulldozing the domiciles of thousands of people, leaving scores homeless and starving. His comrades in crime, the African Union (which includes Thabo Mbeki, president of South Africa), have unsurprisingly failed to criticize Zimbabwe's infringement of human rights.

It is ironic that Thabo Mbeki's ANC, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Freedom charter, are refusing to criticize the Zimbabwean situation. South Africa recently supported the African Union's claim, namely that the Zimbabwe situation is a matter of "internal legislation" which should not be interfered with. This attitude of the ANC seems to be very contradictory with their calls for international sanctions and interference in South African politics a few decades back, during the apartheid era.

South Africa's (more specifically: the ANC's) continuous refusal to criticize Robert Mugabe's reign of terror, prove that they are not the saintly knights of human rights they claim to be.