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Libya's Muammar Gaddafi 'killed'

2011-10-20 14:13

Sirte - Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, a senior NTC military official said.

National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters earlier that Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which Nato warplanes attacked.

"He was also hit in his head," the official said. "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died."

There was no independent confirmation of his remarks.

Comments
  • Dean - 2011-10-20 14:18

    It was never gonna end well for this savage

      StinkyPu - 2011-10-20 14:29

      pity this scumbag died, now he wont get to share the pain & suffering he inflicted on his people.

      Vusi - 2011-10-20 14:37

      Excellent News! Now only if we can rid Africa of the rest of these Dictators that destroy this whole continent and everybody that lives on it. May a few of our local leaders take note of this. WE WILL NEVER AGAIN PUT UP WITH DICTATORS. That goes from PW Botha to Julius Malema.

      Felix - 2011-10-20 14:38

      Someones pistol accidentaly went off in the ambulance...

      Lyndatjie - 2011-10-20 14:38

      I agree Dean - it was a 100% surety that the rebels would have reacted with emotion the minute he was captured. Blood was sure to flow.

      Anton - 2011-10-20 14:42

      good riddance

      mastersvoice - 2011-10-20 15:00

      "He was also hit in his head" - obviously died from the wounds to his legs then...

      mastersvoice - 2011-10-20 15:07

      Sganja - it seems the whole world and Africa are rejoicing! Go figure...

      James - 2011-10-20 15:33

      Sganja, firstly it's mourn, secondly I hope you're a troll

  • lunghile.ndleve - 2011-10-20 14:18

    What!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taetjo - 2011-10-20 14:19

    Good stuff... Gaddafi dead!

      Thulebona - 2011-10-20 14:33

      how do you know this?

      Taetjo - 2011-10-20 14:43

      My primary school teacher taught me how to read English Thulebona. I just read about it.

      mastersvoice - 2011-10-20 15:05

      Thulebona - its all over Al Jazeera. http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/VIDEO-Al-Jazeera-Live-20111020

      motsoka - 2011-10-20 15:34

      Taetjo... What a response... Laughing my black ass off

  • Asi - 2011-10-20 14:19

    Let me guess, his body has already been cremated.

      Taetjo - 2011-10-20 14:21

      Muslims do not cremate.

      Rob - 2011-10-20 14:29

      He'll just be dropped in the ocean. Isn't that what they do with all dictators these days?

      ianmichaelcalder - 2011-10-20 14:30

      But they bury at sea right?

      Peter - 2011-10-20 14:44

      His body will be left in the desert for the vultures - poor vultures

  • Shannon - 2011-10-20 14:20

    Is it true? No-one can actually be sure that this evil man is dead?

      jcwvisagie - 2011-10-20 15:10

      there is no official independent proof but I don't know why the guy would lie about it.

      Grant - 2011-10-20 18:15

      he's dead alright.

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-20 14:21

    his body has already been thrown at sea... *yawn*

  • msendi - 2011-10-20 14:21

    Rest in peace Gadaffi… If the dead man is you…

      fishycraig - 2011-10-20 14:37

      More like "Rest in Pieces". Good riddance to old rubbish.

  • Mkulisi - 2011-10-20 14:21

    Damn I wonder whats next for libya. Now watch the rebels turn on each other.

      Michael - 2011-10-20 14:41

      Civil war here we come... We have all the heavy artillery and NO jobs, thanks to NATO.

      Dudleygbu - 2011-10-20 15:37

      ya definitely, did you guys watch 'LORD OF WAR'?

      Byron - 2011-10-20 16:33

      @Michael. Theres already civil war.

  • Shane - 2011-10-20 14:23

    Hopefully Mugabe is next.

  • lame.c.olebile - 2011-10-20 14:24

    "There was a lot of firing against his group and he died." So he died because there was a lot of firing against his group? How old do these people think we are? 10?

  • Marius - 2011-10-20 14:27

    Good riddance!

  • kabelo.leballo - 2011-10-20 14:27

    done!! next up, Robert Mugabe!

  • Gibbaan - 2011-10-20 14:27

    Is this going to be the same scenario like with Osama? He most probably negotiated a deal with the NTC and is now in exile somewhere.Unless I see a corpse I'm not going to believe it.

  • Hendrik - 2011-10-20 14:28

    Need to see proof of that. Pictures on the news please. Live "footage" would do best, less chance of it being "photo shopped".

  • Rory - 2011-10-20 14:28

    Ha ha!

  • wendy.olivier - 2011-10-20 14:29

    REALLY?

  • somesanityplz - 2011-10-20 14:33

    finally

  • nikondaniel - 2011-10-20 14:34

    "He was also hit in his head" Now why do I think that's the wound that most likely killed him...

  • Debbi - 2011-10-20 14:34

    Another killed ala Bin Laden. Won't believe it until they supply proof. We've all been hoodwinked with this sort of nonsense before.

      Deon - 2011-10-20 15:05

      Bin Laden does not make video's anymore and they have chosen a leader in his place, sounds dead to me.

      wesleywt - 2011-10-20 15:41

      So the Libyans must supply Debbi with proof. Otherwise the world will not believe them.

  • Bruce - 2011-10-20 14:35

    Salute Gaddafi. I wonder who is next. I am still to hear comments from the Arab League or is it the fall of islamic rule, only time will tell.

      Ask - 2011-10-21 04:14

      Bruce Almighty... It is not Islamic Rule; it was Arab Rule - Big Difference. As soon as the ME is cleaned up with all the trash, then Islamic rule will start... it is only the beginning. So beware.... Next; I predict Syria... It cannot be Saudi Arabia as the US has 50000 troops protecting the 'Royal' family, ok and the OIL. This is what started Al-queda.. (excuse the spelling) they wanted US troops out of Saudi... maybe Jordan and who know, only time will tell...

  • Joanita - 2011-10-20 14:35

    A few names I can think of, that I reckon should be dealt with in the same manner

  • robert.kusekwa - 2011-10-20 14:36

    finally daahh i pity him..

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-20 14:37

    news 24 is the only site reporting on this 'death'... CNN, Skynews and BBC know no such ...

      pmogala - 2011-10-20 14:44

      Unamanga.

      Peter - 2011-10-20 15:01

      Read the other sites ( if you can ) - Sky news is reporting it

      cameronrh1 - 2011-10-20 16:30

      Thulebona, how do u even switch on ur computer?? Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Skynews, IOL, all reporting on it... There should be a law against retards using a computer, little own sharing same air.

  • pmogala - 2011-10-20 14:38

    There's conflicting reports about Gaddaffi, Libyan TV says he is dead while other reports state that he has been wounded shot in two legs and one of his sons has been captured, according to BBC he was captured by one of the rebels called Muhammed Abibi and Gaddaffi begged him not to kill him.

      africanwolf - 2011-10-20 14:41

      I think he is a little bit not alive :)

  • Jaba - 2011-10-20 14:39

    Good riddance

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2011-10-20 14:39

    End of Apartheid in Libya

  • Skinfaxi - 2011-10-20 14:42

    Strange stories the first one saying he is alive and shot in the legs and then a follow to say that he was also shot in the head and dead (something they hadn’t noticed before).

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-20 14:43

    http://news.sky.com/home/article/16092905 has a picture

      Martin - 2011-10-20 14:48

      you seem confused, first you want to know how, then you state that its only on news 24 and then 7 min later you have a picture

  • TheRock - 2011-10-20 14:44

    Well done to the West in liberating Libya and it's people. May their contribution and role to freedom never be forgotten. Let's hope Libya moves forward in democracy and isn't hijacked by another oppressive Islamic regime. Viva to the West and their good will. We take our hats off to these people!!

  • OSSY24 - 2011-10-20 14:45

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXT

  • Joel - 2011-10-20 14:46

    The ANCYL's present day triumphurate fly the flag at half mast & have 'tender' feelings tinged with regret at the loss of life of the Libyan jackal

  • smahlaba - 2011-10-20 14:47

    This is so sad. HE is no longer alive to defend or answer to his crimes. I have my doubts Libya will be stable any time soon; with so many 'rebels' running around uncounted for with dangerous weapons.

  • Mpho.Mphego - 2011-10-20 14:48

    U next M'gabe

  • Cape - 2011-10-20 14:49

    Let's pray for Africa, http://bit.ly/qcX0Ys

  • Victor - 2011-10-20 14:50

    viva Muammar Gaddafi, its a shame all good leaders die.

      africanwolf - 2011-10-20 14:52

      You are right a good dictator is a dead one :)

  • Peter - 2011-10-20 14:51

    Oh well - No Xmas card for Zoom zoom from Gadaffi this year.

  • Marizanne - 2011-10-20 14:51

    Hopefully peace at last

      Bruce - 2011-10-20 14:56

      I doubt that very much, is there peace in Iraq????

  • Michelle - 2011-10-20 14:52

    As you live, so shall you die. Just as well he died otherwise 100's of thousands of dollars just to prove that he is a monster. May he rot in hell!!!!

  • Darren - 2011-10-20 14:54

    that dude has a VIP backstage pass to HELL.

  • pmogala - 2011-10-20 14:57

    The man is dead.

  • Shipingana - 2011-10-20 15:00

    Now that he is dead, the dream of the United State of Africa will come true with one currency.....!!

      Angela - 2011-10-20 15:01

      Yes, the USD

      Merven - 2011-10-21 09:10

      Will it be shells or pebbles?

  • shayne.robinson - 2011-10-20 15:00

    Fantastic news! Justice for Anton Hammerl's family and friends!

  • yumina.cox - 2011-10-20 15:00

    that bad news..... the fall of Africa!! *crying*

  • Dane - 2011-10-20 15:01

    Bullsh@t my ass he was tortured to death

  • somesanityplz - 2011-10-20 15:02

    BBC still not saying any thing about his death..why it's only news 24 n CNN

      Peter - 2011-10-20 15:10

      Sky News, BBC have it...

  • Christo - 2011-10-20 15:03

    i Wonder who will have the seat next to lucifer? Hitler,Ghadafi or Bin Laben?

      Martin - 2011-10-20 15:11

      No, No, that seat is already booked by Malema.

      Celeste - 2011-10-20 15:48

      No no... Malema is the Jester

  • Tammy - 2011-10-20 15:04

    The Rock, Zuma is the president, not a dictator. Show me one shred of proof you have that he is a dictator, and I will give you R100 for every non-stupid argument you make. Until then, go sit in the corner and read before you respond. But Malema? Ja, NTC can have him :-)

      Chris - 2011-10-20 15:55

      i won't say he is a dictator but he does whatever he likes. He employer all his buddies, he appointed a chief justice against everybodys will, and then there is the schaik problem. He difinately does not behave like a president should, like Mandela did.

      Dean - 2011-10-20 15:57

      Zuma is not a dictator, just a dick.

      Tammy - 2011-10-21 10:55

      Presidents have a history of behving badly. Sex, violence, fraud - no expense is spared. I think people should look at the bigger picture, not just what they want to see. Read up about him and educate yourself, before making random comments. Clinton, Nixon, Sarkozy - they all did something that was seriously frowned upon. Difference is that their constituents got over it.

  • smahlaba - 2011-10-20 15:05

    This is so sad. HE is no longer alive to defend or answer to his crimes. I have my doubts Libya will be stable any time soon; with so many 'rebels' running around uncounted for with dangerous weapons.

  • shahnoor.ahmed - 2011-10-20 15:06

    Hitler had his Fuhrer in this world, now he is building an army in hell. LOKL. All dictators.

  • Claire - 2011-10-20 15:12

    My goodness... so he finally met his end.