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Sunday, June 22, 2008

6/22: Miracle Must Happen Now - News from Zim

Friends, News from Zimbabwe is perplexing, shocking, and tragically sad...but true. MDC, the opposition party, has decided it cannot ask people to vote in Friday's election run-off, for fear that it may cost people their lives.

In reasons ranging from violence threats against average people to beatings for MDC activists, MDC will not participate. Read more about the reasons here.

This is not the end though and hope still lingers. The UN will discuss in an emergency session Monday and the SADC is expected to meet this week to discuss next steps, if any, that can be taken. Read more here.

I'm not holding my breath waiting for the other African leaders to intervene, especially the head of South Africa, who has been acting as the mediator for SADC (although MDC doesn't consider him trustworthy - an important trait for a successful mediator).

So - we pray for a miracle. Wow. I really don't know what to say. Pray with me, as people fear for their lives and ache for a new tomorrow. I'm not a politician, but I see it in the eyes of Zimbabweans and the sounds of their voices...they just want a chance to vote free & fair.


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