SADC fails the relevance test once again

From the rumbling diamond wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the political volcanos in Madagascar, and the more than a two decade political headache in Zimbabwe, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has continually failed to be the go-to organisation.

At times, in fact most of the times, it appears deliberate that SADC can turn a blind eye even to the most glaring violations within some errant members states.

The regional bloc has earned a reputation as a self-serving old boys club, where even the most brutal regimes are mollycoddled. Laurent Kabila appeared untouchable until the DRC had to concoct a home grown solution, while Madagascar and Lesotho have been on the SADC agenda on countless times, but the persisting volatile situations in these countries, point to an organisation, either by coincidence or design, that is bereft of solutions.

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