via Betrayed: diaspora must act now | The Zimbabwean by Vigil 15.10.13
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s congratulations to President Mugabe may just be a diplomatic courtesy, but former Secretary-General Kofi Annan twisted the dagger further in an interview with the British Guardian newspaper, saying that Mugabe probably could have won the elections even without rigging.
The Ghanaian, notorious for sleeping on the job during the Rwandan genocide, said the world must work with Mugabe. Annan would have made more sense if he’d argued for UN assistance to solve the ‘technical’ problem claimed to be responsible for the failure to publish the voters’ roll even a month and a half after the elections
Betrayed by SADC, the AU, the EU and now the UN, Zimbabweans have been abandoned to our fate. How the diaspora can help the people at home was discussed at a meeting of the Zimbabwe Action Forum. Ephraim Tapa, Vigil founder member, will chair the ‘Restore Zimbabwe’ All-Stakeholders’ Conference to be held in London on October to agree a common platform and strategy for diaspora action. Tapa said that the focus of the conference would not be on the past but on ‘what now?’
He said the Mugabe regime was scared of the diaspora which must now come up with a concrete strategy to bring freedom to Zimbabwe.