Zimbabwe neighbors should seal borders-US official

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe could be forced to step down if South Africa and other neighbors take the bold step of sealing their borders with the landlocked country, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.

"It takes something as simple as closing the borders. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country. The closure of the border, literally in a week would bring this country to its knees," he said.

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A memo to the unsourced moron who made this comment.

Shutting the borders would mean that desperate Zimbabweans suffering from malnutrition and cholera would have no way of getting out, and getting at least some help, which South Africa and Mozambique have been generously providing in terns of re -hydration drips, even though their own health resources are very stretched.

Mugabe will not be brought to his knees by a border lockdown: he's seen to it that he has provisions, troops, and money in place to keep that from happening.

It's the people dying of cholera who will drop to their knees - and die.

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