ALLOW me to make a heinous analogy between Zimbabweâ€™s present government and Zimbabweâ€™s quondam government.
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In 1979, a minority party attempted to create a â€œunity governmentâ€, retaining all posts of power such as home affairs, army, prison services and so forth.
It ended up not being a government of national unity; it was rather a government of coercion. History has shown that such governments do not hold water since they are formed in bad faith.
I sincerely hope that the government of national unity of 2008 has not been formed in bad faith particularly on President Mugabeâ€™s part.
The signs of good faith that Zimbabweans are looking for would be giving Prime Minister designate Morgan Tsvangirai his passport, which is his birthright as a citizen, not a concession on the part of the Registrar-Generalâ€™s office.
The second act of good faith is to let the party with the most votes have the influential ministries.
I think Zanu PF had their chance; itâ€™s the MDCâ€™s turn to save Zimbabwe from famine, unemployment and recession.