Zimbabwe

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

2012-01-31 08:46

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Lesotho 'coup' a test for Mugabe – reports
Lesotho 'coup' a test for Mugabe – reports

Zimbabwean media reports that the attempted coup in Lesotho gives President Robert Mugabe, who is the new Southern African Development chair, his first test in dealing with coups.

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."

- News24

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