From a reader's letter to the Times (SA)
South Africa should annex Zimbabwe and make it our 10th province.
Like any poorly managed business with good fundamentals — the best way forward would be to merge with a stronger company with financial resources.
South Africa has a democratic government. We have a fairly stable economy — probably among the best in Africa. South Africa could use its expertise and manage Zimbabwe using our currency and our form of democratic leadership.
This would also boost our economy owing to additional natural resources and skilled labour, increased tourism income as well as increased tax revenue.
Zimbabweans would be able to work for a decent salary and provide much-needed food for their families. It is a win- win situation for South Africans and Zimbabweans alike.