Friday, August 26, 2011

Zimbabwe Does Not Recognize Western-backed Rebels in Libya

Zim 'does not recognise Libyan NTC'

Eyewitness News

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs ministry on Thursday said it does not recognise Libya’s rebel-led National Transitional Council.

It comes after Libya’s ambassador to Harare defected to the rebels on Wednesday.

Joey Bimha, the permanent secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs, said the Libyan ambassador now does not have any business to do in Harare.

He said the Zimbabwean government does not recognise the rebels and added that this is the official AU position.

The Libyan situation is a difficult one for the Mugabe government to negotiate.

Mugabe and Muammar Gaddafi have both been in power for decades and Mugabe has been deeply critical of the Nato-led offensive in the North African state.

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