It has been difficult to give an update on the political situation over the past couple of days because talks between Government and the Opposition are still ongoing under the ever heroic mediation of Kofi Annan.
I wonder how many times the former UN Chief has asked himself:
‘What on earth am I doing here in
He must have been extremely disappointed when the Government rejected Cyril Ramaphosa as an additional mediator in the Kenyan post election crisis. The PNU accused Ramaphosa as being some sort of an associate of Raila Odinga, head of the opposition, so therefore not impartial. The South African government are infuriated by the rejection by
Yesterday post election talks were described as ‘hot’ by Annan, as both sides came head to head to begin to tackle the question of the flawed election itself. Each team brought to the table evidence of ballot rigging by their opponents in various areas of the country. Funny that they both accuse one another of the same crime and have hard evidence to back it up.
Meanwhile, the most telling news since the crisis came from a meeting of business leaders yesterday, who clarified and quantified economic losses since the election. Since 2003
It’s all still in the balance, pending the outcome of talks between the Government and Opposition but we doggedly continue to believe that common sense will triumph and a solution will be found. My everyday routine seems normal for now, I am even tempted to stop reading the local newspapers as the whole ordeal has been so emotionally exhausting.
I spent a cheery morning with
‘Oh, we have seen it all before, it’s been much worse in