It is very much in SA’s interest to ‘interfere’ in Zimbabwe
The fate of the neighbouring state has a profound influence on the economy of the entire region
For about 20 years SA has watched, rarely exerted pressure, and in some instances aided and abetted, the tragedy Zimbabwe has become.
SA is now home to millions of Zimbabweans. Last week xenophobic violence (https://webmail.timesmedia.co.za/owa/redir.aspx?REF=ja_G_dsbWC-kob0PM4nsxzzHyEmeoiWAOy2FupS1SgvukvrZfzjYCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5ncm91bmR1cC5vcmcuemEvYXJ0aWNsZS90d2VudHktYXJyZXN0ZWQtYWZ0ZXItc2hvcHMtYW5kLWhvbWVzLWZvcmVpZ24tbmF0aW9uYWxzLXdlcmUtbG9vdGVkLWFuZC10b3JjaGVkLXdlZG5lc2RheS8.) swept through Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, targeting foreign shopkeepers, including Zimbabweans. SA will have to re-engage meaningfully soon for its own sake and that of the region...
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