Zimbabweans woke up to uncertainty on Friday amid reports that President Robert Mugabe has refused to step down. One other Shocking development was the meeting of Mugabe with the Military on Thursday evening.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional body, said it has noted the political situation in Zimbabwe with “great concern”, adding it hopes the situation “will not lead to unconstitutional changes of government”.
The SADC Organ Troika Plus Council Chairperson Ministerial Meeting was held in Gaborone, Botswana on Thursday afternoon, and was attended South Africa; Angola; Zambia; and Tanzania.
SADC called on the army and government to solve the crisis “amicably”.
Most Zimbabweans are not happy about the idea of SADC interfering hance some have gone online to create a petition on Change.Org.As of this writing over 23,005 Zimbabwe have signed this petition. You can find the petition here:
Below is the petition
The Zimbabweans and International Humanitarian community asked you to help Zimbabweans in their struggle against a dictator and you said, “Zimbabwe is a sovereign state and the people of Zimbabwe must fix their own problems themselves”.
WE therefore kindly ask you to allow the people of Zimbabwe to do just that. The Zimbabwe Defence forces is made up of Zimbabweans and the army takeover though not ideal is indeed Zimbabweans fixing their problems themselves. WE are fully supportive of the army stepping in as they should have done many years ago.
As you gather in Botswana today, please drink your tea and biscuits and watch on your tv’s the same way you did for 37 years. There is no need at this time for you to do anything but business as usual. We speak for many people when we say we hoped and prayed for this day for long and now that it’s here, DON’T mess it up for us. If you love Mugabe so much you can have him all to yourselves, we will even throw in a 50 something year old lady as a bonus.
We hope for Zimbabweans you will consider our request. If you take any action, you will be going against the Zimbabwean army and all the Zimbabwean civillians in and outside the country.