Monday, February 11, 2008

Mbeki does it again to Zim says Leon


In his State of the Nation address on Friday, President Thabo Mbeki repeated an all too familiar pattern of legitimising Zimbabwean elections before they have even taken place, said the DA's spokesperson for foreign affairs, Tony Leon, on Sunday.

In a statement, Leon said: "On no fewer than three previous occasions, the president has gone out of his way to ensure that elections in Zimbabwe, which were an affront to even the most basic of democratic norms and standards, were declared free and fair.

"Thus, far from practising quiet diplomacy, he has been actively complicit in the imposition of a tyranny

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