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Zimbabwe's neighbours and satirising religion

Ros Atkins Ros Atkins | 15:37 UK time, Wednesday, 14 March 2007

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IS SOUTH AFRICA DOING ENOUGH ABOUT ZIMBABWE?

We've talked about what's happening in Zimbabwe for the past two shows and still more issues are being raised. Today we're picking up on a fierce debate surrounding the policy of the South African government towards their next door neighbour.

During yesterday’s show I got a news flash that South Africa had called on the Zimbabwean government to to respect the rule of law and the rights of all Zimbabweans including opposition leaders. This is unusual as it rarely issues such statements. It’s normal policy is to maintain that only Zimbabweans can solve Zimbabwe's problems.

Even so, the Congress of South African Trade Unions says it deplores the "shamefully weak response" of the SA government. Do you share these sentiments?

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IS IT ALRIGHT TO MAKE FUN OF RELIGION?
It should be but it's not says UK columnist Nick Cohen. An article he wrote on Sunday has got you talking. He argues that religious extremists have created a climate of fear which is compromising people's right to criticise and satirise as they like.

Click here to read his article and to give your response:

Speak to you later.
Cheers,
Ros

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