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Zuma attending AU meeting on Libya

2011-08-25 20:23

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will attend an African Union Peace and Security Council meeting on Libya, the presidency said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Clayson Monyela said Zuma left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday for the meeting on Friday.

The council will discuss the unfolding revolution in Libya, as well as the ramifications of leader Muammar Gaddafi's possible capture.

Zuma is accompanied by State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Gaddafi's rule has been teetering on the brink of collapse after months of Nato airstrikes caused most of his forces to flee and rebel forces to take control of the capital Tripoli.

President Jacob Zuma earlier this week said that powerful nations had abused UN resolutions "to further interests other than to protect civilians and assist the Libyan people".

The future of Libya had to be determined by its people, Zuma said.

Comments
  • PinkAndProud - 2011-08-25 20:38

    Shaggalot should be worried about SA and not his psychotic brother.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-26 11:15

      lol Shaggalot

  • Grant - 2011-08-25 20:38

    "The future of Libya had to be determined by its people", Zuma said. No problem with that statement - that is what them majority of Libya's people have been doing this for the last little while: i.e. getting rid of a self installed, brutal dictator that makes the old apartheid regime pale into insignificance. I know that intellect is not your greatest attribute Mr. Zuma, but have you really forgotten how the ANC used terrorism (you called it freedom fighting) to overthrow the nats?

      Grant - 2011-08-25 21:11

      I have just read another report that the Arab League has recognised the Libyan NTC as the legitimate representatives of Libya. Zuma and your silly little toothless AU are going to be finding themselves in a political wilderness. However there some nice hotels in Addis Ababa for him and Cwele to spend my tax in.

      Johannes Barnard - 2011-08-25 21:43

      I hope Mr Zuma reads this.

  • slg - 2011-08-25 20:40

    I hope Africans all over the continent will demand the AU to get real and wake up. The African continent has surely had enough of corrupt and delusional leaders. If the Middle East can do it, so can we. Time is passing.

  • Sven - 2011-08-25 20:40

    What Zum-Bum does not realise, is that the people of Libya are taking note of what the South African government is doing and they will make sure that when they start to have business as usual, South Africa will be left out in the cold.

      slg - 2011-08-25 20:57

      I agree. I don't think they realize this. They're immature and delusional. They're seeing this situation upside-down, supporting the very thing they fought for decades to change.

      John - 2011-08-26 06:01

      That's not necessarily a bad thing.

  • PMG - 2011-08-25 20:41

    Why are the AU focusing on Libya,the rebels have sorted the problem out - concentrate on the starving masses in Somalia,they need the AU,s attention and aid now.

      slg - 2011-08-26 00:14

      I believe the ANC government is doing it largely out of an immature and misguided sense of loyalty to Gadhafi for his help during Apartheid. They're not realizing that they're supporting the very thing they fought for decades to change.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-25 20:43

    Does JZ ever stay in SA for more than a week? Who dies "his job"? Oh,guess,nobody...! Load thos pockets comrades!

      Warslat - 2011-08-25 23:05

      Of course nobody does his job while he's gone...strangely the same amount of work gets done whether he's home or away

  • Johannes Barnard - 2011-08-25 21:29

    The AU is a teethless lion. It is only meeting-talk-meeting. Pres Zuma and Mbeki could solve the Zimbabwe problem. How will he solve the Lybian problem. They are scared to death by Pres Mukabe. The problem is past favours weighs heavily to put in a serious effort to come up with a solution. Nato is showing them how to deal with a dictator. The fate of civilians leave them cool. As long as their lifeling pal Gadaffi survives. What a poor performance. Johan Barnard

  • Raymond - 2011-08-25 21:38

    FIRST GET YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER BEFORE GIVING ADVICE TO OTHERS,AND THERE IS PLENTY IN HIS HOUSE THAT NEEDS URGENT ATTENTION.LETS SEE WHAT HE IS GOING TO BRING TO THE TABLE OR WHAT INFLUENCE HE HAS THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE SITUATION.MAYBE HE IS THE NEW PIED PIPER. PROBABLY JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR A SHORT EXPENSIVE HOLIDAY

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2011-08-26 00:10

      Don't shout, Raymond. Your message gets lost in the noise.

  • Andrew Ampers Taylor - 2011-08-25 21:45

    The then "organisation of African Unity" made their main and stupid mistake when, after the "winds of change" in the fifties and sixties, they left the "white man's borders" intact when they should have redrawn all the orders around tribes which got on with each other. They were just too lazy to embark on this.

  • Anneck - 2011-08-25 22:23

    Don't forget your crayons Zuma! You useless piece of...

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-26 00:17

      Don't you mean Zooomer 783 mustn't forget his condoms? We sure don't need another mini-me running around - there are 23 of them already!

  • wv - 2011-08-26 07:03

    The idiot should rather stay home and sort out his useless goverment

  • letsee - 2011-08-26 10:00

    Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money. Waste of money.

  • slg - 2011-09-02 07:36

    Item one on the agenda: how did we screw this up again

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