Unpacking SA's stance towards Zimbabwe

702 & Zimbabwean scholar Dr Brian Raftopolous debates SA’s ‘quiet diplomacy’ issue following a letter by former president Thabo Mbeki.

JOHANNESBURG - Quite a few controversial issues are surrounding former president Thabo Mbeki.

The former president recently wrote a letter claiming the United Kingdom wanted to invade Zimbabwe and overthrow President Robert Mugabe.

In the letter he says "there were others in the world, led particularly by the UK, who opposed our approach of encouraging the Zimbabweans to decide their future".

He has criticised those who condemned South Africa for its so-called quiet diplomacy.

In a heated debate, Zimbabwean scholar and activist, Dr Brian Raftopolous, and 702's Redi Tlhabi unpacks South Africa's position on Zimbabwe.

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