If anybody can do anything to restrain Robert Mugabe, it is Pope Francis.
That is why we should welcome the unofficial entry of Africa’s greatest human rights abuser into Italy this week, to attend the new pope’s inauguration. Mugabe is banned from all member countries of the European Union including Italy, but you can’t visit the Vatican, where even tyrants are welcome, without treading on Italian soil.
Everyone is asking Acting Minister of Police Siyabonga Cwele (in the absence of his boss away on honeymoon) to identify South Africa’s National Key Points, but the National Key Points Act passed by the apartheid government in 1980, and amended by them in 1984 and 1985, provides the answer.
In Definitions, Section 1, it declares a National Key Point “means any place or area which under Section 2 has been declared a National Key Point”.