Zimbabwe

Don't recognise Libya's NTC, Mugabe tells AU

2012-01-31 08:46

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has warned that Africa might be re-colonised if leaders fail to handle issues as the continent’s founding fathers used to do, his country’s Herald website reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, Mugabe said the African Union "should not rush to recognise Libya's National Transitional Council, but look at exactly what happened in that country leading to the callous murder of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi".

The Zimbabwean leader was speaking during a session on Peace and Security at the AU summit in Ethiopia.

He said America and Europe had run out of resources and "they will come to Africa" as the continent continues to discover more resources.

Africa should have said "No, No" to the bombing of Libya by Nato, Mugabe said.

"We should have said no, no to Nato," said Mugabe, adding that due to Africa’s silence, "Gaddafi was killed in broad daylight, his children hunted like animals and then we rush to recognise the NTC".

He said it was not the mandate of the Peace and Security Commission to recognise the NTC and the summit "should look at what happened and we should be deciding whether to recognise the NTC or not."

Read more on:    au  |  ntc  |  nato  |  robert mugabe  |  ethiopia  |  zimbabwe  |  libya
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
56 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Africa
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may need to re-look at the fine print. Things are not what they seem. Trust your intuition and look into things a bit deeper...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.