Tuesday, December 9, 2008

European leaders say Robert Mugabe must go

More on the situation in Zimbabwe and the Church's response to the crisis. From the London Times. (Got to wonder who his tailor is. Not a very presidential hat he's wearing.)

Leading churchmen John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and Desmond Tutu, the Archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, also today called on Mr Mugabe to stand down, as did Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General, and David Cameron, the Conservative leader.

The Zimbabwean government has continued to brush away the voices of criticism from abroad, often accusing Western governments of colonialism and of plotting to bring down the Zimbabwean state.

Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the Information Minister, dismissed Mr Sarkozy's remarks.

"Zimbabwe is a sovereign state with a president elected in accordance with the constitution of Zimbabwe," said Mr Ndlovu.

"No foreign leader, regardless of how powerful they are, has the right to call on him to step down on their whim."


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