Zimbabwe: Beyond the Endgame
Speaker(s): Dr Martin Rupiya, Patrick Smith; Knox Chitiyo; Gugulethu Moyo
Chair: Professor James Putzel
Recorded on 17 July 2008 in Old Theatre, Old Building.
As talks between Mr Mugabe and both factions of the Movement for Democratic Change open in South Africa, the crisis in Zimbabwe continues. Western countries are pushing for more sanctions against Zimbabwe's rulers, while President Mbeki and the African Union oppose them. Meanwhile, the shrinking economy provides Mr Mugabe with less and less to pay the army, police and administrators. The June 27 presidential run-off was dubbed the endgame. It proved just another stage in Zimbabwe's unfolding catastrophe. What might happen next?