THE arrest of three opposition MDC MPs at Harare’s Parliament this afternoon represents yet another slap in the face for democracy by the ageing self-appointed president, Robert Mugabe.
Perhaps he was smarting from the roasting he took from opposition benches as he tried to make his way through his opening of parliament speech.
Unused to criticism, never mind open heckling and accusations that his party was “rotten”, Mugabe may be responded as he knows best – with repression.
Southern Africa must stand united against this petty tyrant. He must go now.