C. Beyrer and F. Donaghue, The Washington Post | January, 8, 2009
Cholera re-entered the stage in Zimbabwe in August, since killing 1600 people and sickening 33 000. ++ Alarming is the fact that this is only one of the country's long list of flaws; every sector of civil society is near to devastation. ++ One of the latest tragic events is the government's closure of public hospitals in November 2008. ++ "But Zimbabwe's agonies are not humanitarian in nature; they result from a political crime - the refusal of Mugabe and his cronies to accept electoral defeat". ++ The international community must react.