Friday, August 08, 2008

No Olympics for Mugabe

From Business Day (SA)

SYDNEY — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will not attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics because he was told by China’s Communist Party to stay away, the Sydney Morning Herald daily reported yesterday.

Citing sources, the paper said that “high-powered lobbying from political leaders who will be attending the ceremony prompted the highest levels of the Chinese government to convince him not to attend”.

According to the report, Mugabe arrived in Hong Kong and was then told he would not be welcome in Beijing for Friday’s opening ceremony.

1 comment:

Kashrut54 said...

Thank you China. You were right, Mugabe's presence would clearly reek of hypocrisy.

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