It has been reported that the Government are still sending refugees back to Zimbabwe, although we are assured that each case is checked carefully and that they believe the people returned are not in danger. The Archbishop of Canterbury has called this 'deeply immoral!'
I am sure the Goverment are being sincere, but once in a while, speaking as a member of the Labour Party, I have to disagree with the Government and this is one of those times.
What Mugabe is doing to Zimbabwe is nothing short of replacing a democracy with a dictatorship and he has attacked and ruthlessly dealt with anyone who crosses him. We have seen this in the Mabeteland massacres, the attacks on white farmers, the attacks on members of opposition parties, in the squandering of aid to the country, in his forceable repatriation of those in the cities into the countryside under 'Operation Drive-Out Trash'.
We must, short of sending in troops, galvanise the International community, via the UN and particually South Africa and pressurise the Zimbabwe Government to change their course before things become too intolerable for the people of Zimbabwe.