Just a few days ago, the public wasn’t sure if Robert Mugabe would step down. The events that unfolded in Zimbabwe were unpredictable and have left people thinking about the impact it could have on South Africa.
On the Political Desk, Stephan Grootes asked Karima Brown if there were any parallels between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Both are liberation movements, there’s a whole lot of parallels. There is of course a Deputy in ZANU-PF that has literally been reinstalled.— Karima Brown, political analyst and host of the Karima Brown Show
Karima also talked about the similar nature in which Thabo Mbeki and Robert Mugabe offered to step down. President Zuma, who is the chair of SADC had planned to go to Zimbabwe but this arrangement has been placed on hold.
President Jacob Zuma is of course no longer going to Zimbabwe because the Zimbabweans have literally overtaken any initiatives by SADC and of course, SADC’s long drawn out processes is simply inadequate as a response to the fast, fluid situation in Zimbabwe.— Karima Brown, political analyst and host of the Karima Brown Show
What Karima finds interesting is that political parties like the DA and COPE have responded to the developments in Zimbabwe, but there still seems to be no word from the ANC.
The parallels could act as signs that the ANC is imploding on itself and cannot regenerate says Karima. She goes on to add that the developments of ZANU-PF are being closely monitored by members of the ANC.
It’s a moment filled with possibility but also filled with danger, and I’m sure both the South African government and the ANC will be watching events in that country very closely.— Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host
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This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Whatever happens in Zim impacts SA directly - Karima Brown