I took note today that Morgan Tsvangirai had been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, but will this actually mean anything for his people?
With inflation at meteoric levels, and cholera sweeping through the population, I find it very hard to believe that the new PM will be able to change very much with the Mugabe still casting a shadow over his country.
Surely this appointment is merely symbolic, with Mugabe still mostly in control of the police and armed forces, I cannot see how Tsvangirai’s postion has changed at all after being sworn in. Something more must be done to save these people, but what?
With South Africa claiming this as a victory, there seems to be a worrying consensus that this will be the end of the matter. I am inclined to say “time will tell”, but I am not sure how much time many Zimbabweans have as Mugabe continues his reign of tyranny