Temporary setback (or not?)
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ALL the excitement and praise – even for President Thabo Mbeki for his “successful intervention” in Zimbabwe – the freedom dove has flown again and there’s renewed uncertainty over the role and future of Morgan Tsvangirai and his party. Tsvangirai was unhappy about, among others, the position of third vice-president he was offered. The United Nations has reconfirmed its support for the negotiations. THE HERALD expressed the hope that any setback would be temporary, even though on the surface it seems real reconciliation will be difficult. Business Day said SA and the SADC shouldn’t bask too much in the glory of a possible solution to the Zim crisis because if it hadn’t been for the ominous presence of the West, things may have been different.