Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Friday, November 19, 2004

Mugabe protects SA landowners in Zimbabwe
SABC reports that "South Africa and Zimbabwe are on the verge of signing an agreement to protect the rights of South African landowners in Zimbabwe." Whilst it naturally is a positive step for South African property investors in Zim, it seems markedly hypocritical at the same time. A bit like saying, 'do whatever you like to the rest of the Zimbabwean people, as long as our South Africans are protected'.

If this is all we get out of four years of "quiet diplomacy", it's time for some shouting.