Tutu to Mugabe: Time To Go or be Arrested
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has joined the chorus initiated by the Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga in calling Mugabe to resign. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has also united in calling for the same.
Archbishop Tutu has accused Mugabe of converting Zimbabwe from a "bread basket" to a "basket case" while Ms. Rice has talked of "sham" elections and "sham" power sharing.
Mugabe has blamed the MDC and Morgan Tsvangerai for what has happened in Zimbabwe. Again, this is just simply the case of a person whose taste for power has crossed all forms of acceptable behaviour.
It appears that Mr. Mugabe's thirst for power knows no bounds. He appears to have forgotten that he once revered as the Father of Zimbabwe and of the African Liberation Movements. He also has forgotten his earlier friends such as Jimmy Carter and Nelson Mandela.
It appears that his thirst for power has clouded his vision and he is on the verge of throwing away what accomplishments he had. It is so sad that innocent people have had to pay for such erratic governance. It is also sad that Zimbabwe will have to begin a long and painful reconstruction process which will require the patience of its people and the International Community.
Mr. Mugabe should remember that there is a time to stay and a time to go. The time to leave is at the present time.