It is now ten days since the Zimbabwean Presidential election. Everything indicates a victory for the Opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai, yet Mugabe refuses to release the results. It's clear he won't go down without a fight.
South Africa has the capacity to force the issue, yet sits on the sidelines doing nothing, wanting to maintain a "quiet diplomacy". For years South Africa has failed to act, and bring Mugabe into line. Now is the time to do it. If Mbeki fails to take action. He and his country should hang their heads in shame.