South Africa union refuses to unload Chinese arms cargo for Zimbabwe

The arms, including three million rounds of ammunition suitable for AK47s and 1,500 rocket-propelled grenades, were ordered by the Zimbabwean military at the time of the March 29 election

Zimbabwe is landlocked, thus the arms have to come through South Africa. Major protests are planned should the arms be unloaded and trucked across South Africa.

Zimbabwe and Mugabe

Probably the only reason Mugabe hasn’t come down with an iron fist is because he can’t. The election results were so obviously against him that even his supporters seem split on what do do. And he’s old and probably fading anyway.

Will the rightful winners of the elections be allowed to take power peacefully? That decision is up to Mugabe, corrupt thug that he is. He’s been wobbling, saying he’d leave if not prosecuted for anything (an obvious admission of both guilt and weakness) but also detaining journalists and arresting opposition part members.

Inflation is 100,000% a year there now, with rampant corruption too. The people there deserve better than the vicious aging tyrant they have now. May the change come peacefully.