The second round of presidential voting was marked by violence and intimidation. Voters could vote only for President Mugabe.
They could help avoid judicial conflicts of interest.
President Mbeki says end 'attacks against Africans' and welcome them back home. But a police raid on a transit camp sends another message.
Xenophobic violence forced many to flee. Now, they face an uncertain future inside transit camps.
The international community seeks to influence the Mugabe government as Army leaders orchestrate political attacks.
Church and community centers have been providing refuge for tens of thousands fleeing recent anti-immigrant violence.
Readers remember their experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column
Police, Army begin joint operations in Johannesburg in try to quell the attacks, which have left 42 dead.
African immigrants may soon be forced to fight back against attacks by South African mobs.