Monday, September 15, 2008

Zimbabwe: A recipe for disaster?

I hope I'm wrong but this part of the settlement doesn't give me a feeling that peace will be long lived and when it breaks down it will be very bloody:

The MDC is seeking to gain control of the police force through winning the home affairs ministry, and of the economy through the finance ministry. The party is offering Mr Mugabe control of the defence ministry.
If the relationship betweeen the two does break down, and given recent history, the fact that they will have what will in effect be their own state backed militias will lead to the bloodiest of civil wars.

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