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Vol 52 No 12

Published 10th June 2011


Attacks cause new crisis

With SADC leaders set to condemn the latest round of political attacks, the prospect of credible elections recedes into the distance again

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) was to discuss the Zimbabwe question in South Africa on 11 June, to the probable strong displeasure of President Robert Mugabe and his delegation. The talks, which focus on political violence and the partisan behaviour of the security forces, have been given an extra edge by the death in the weekend of 4-5 June of a police inspector, the bombing of the house of Finance Minister Tendai Biti and the serious injury of another policeman in a fracas outside a nightclub in the Harare township of Glen View.

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