In the most pointed remarks made by an African leader, the BBC reports on Thursday that Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga has called for his fellow African leaders to oust Robert Mugabe saying, “it’s time for African governments… to push him out of power,” after the power sharing deal with Morgan Tsvangirai has failed.
The Kenyan PM says that if his South African counterpart asked Mugabe to stand down, he would have no choice but to do so. He also thinks that Tsvangirai should not participate in the power sharing deal since Mugabe is not truly interested in being a partner.
In the past few monthes, Zimbabwe has accelerated towards calamity as the BBC has reported 10 soldiers rampaged through the capital on Monday because a bankrupt bank could not pay them their wages.
A cholrea epidemic has claimed 565 lives and has infected 12,545 people since August according to the UN. Scores are fleeing towards South Africa hoping for medical treatment exacerbating a refugee problem in South Africa.