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Africa's liberation icons 'betrayed us'

2012-08-02 13:20
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (AP )

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. (AP )

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Cape Town - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has criticised Africa's liberation icons, saying they had "betrayed the values of the continent’s liberation struggles".

Addressing a gathering at a book launch in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Tsvangirai noted the leaders had failed to deal with economic issues.

"They went into office without a plan and today, the new crop of African leaders has to deal with the economy to provide jobs to the millions of our young people," said Tsvangirai

He said the post-liberation formations had to deal with the failures of liberation formations that had no policies to rescue the continent.

"Even when some political parties go to their Congresses, they never discuss policy but are preoccupied with positions."

Tsvangirai and Malawi's President Joyce Banda were guests at the launch of Africa’s Third Liberation, a new booked authored by Geoff Herbst and Greg Mills.

President Banda told the gathering that Africa should concentrate on economic development rather than the failed policies of the past.

She warned that "failure to provide jobs for the millions of young people in Malawi and other African countries was a potential for disaster", adding that the Arab springs were the clearest sign that an idle but active population without jobs could be a source of instability.

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