This is what Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu has said of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.
Tutu warned that "Rwanda happened despite all the warnings that the international community was given, they kept holding back and today we are regretting that we did not, in fact, act expeditiously. I hope in this case we are not going to wait until several more people have been killed."
Tutu is right and swift action is needed.
I am saddened that South Africa's President Mbeki has enabled Mugabe's authoritarian hold on Zimbabwe.
Post-apartheid South Africa has no business supporting a dictator like Mugabe.