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Mbeki is right on Zim, says De Klerk
« on: March 02, 2007, 11:00:35 am »
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2 March 2007
By XOLANI MBANJWA

JOHANNESBURG – Former South African President FW de Klerk defended President Thabo Mbeki’s stance on Zimbabwe when he delivered a lecture on Africa at the University of Pretoria yesterday.

Answering questions, De Klerk said while Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe presided over a dwindling economy, “South Africa has taken the right stance on Zimbabwe.
“We cannot just send an army into Zimbabwe because we think Zimbabwe is undemocratic. The only way to solve any conflict is through negotiation and dialogue. We cannot be involved in a country without the wishes of that country.”

President Thabo Mbeki has come under increasing criticism from the media and opposition parties for his “quiet diplomacy” approach to Zimbabwe.
De Klerk praised Mbeki on his “tireless” efforts to promote peace in Africa, saying considerable progress had been made.

“The devastating wars in Angola and Mozambique have ended. Fragile peace has returned to the Congo and Southern Sudan.

“Nevertheless warfare, hostilities and tension persist in too many areas, most notably in Darfur. However, in all these areas the African Union – strongly supported by South Africa – continues to work tirelessly to find peaceful solutions.

De Klerk called for the former colonisers of Africa to help in every way to end conflicts, alleviate poverty, tyranny and relieve countries of their debt.

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Re: Mbeki is right on Zim, says De Klerk
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 11:58:22 am »
Well there you have it folks - conclusive proof the FW de Klerk is a madman and should never have been in charge of this country!

1) How on earth can he defend Mbeki's quiet diplomacy in Zim when they have a dictator that is taking what is not his and instituted a gencide against the other tribes in the country, to hell with what happens to the country?
Off course Mad Bob doesn't want SA troops in his country - then he would have to give back what is not his!!! Talk to the man on the street in Zim and ask them if they would like SA troops in Zim.
FW, we don't "think" that Zim is undemocratic, we KNOW that Zim is undemocratic.

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De Klerk praised Mbeki on his “tireless” efforts to promote peace in Africa
Me thinks that Mbeki needs to either go and live in the rest of Africa, or forget about them and get his house in order here at home. If he would actually spend two minutes inside SA and outside of his milti-million rand compound, he would realise that more people are dying in his own country than the countries he is trying to bring peace to.

and now for the grand finale and inconclusive proof.....

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De Klerk called for the former colonisers of Africa to help in every way to end conflicts, alleviate poverty, tyranny and relieve countries of their debt.
Ag please, how pathetic, is that how you negotiated our 'democracy'? On your knees like a beggar?

Last time I looked the 'colonisers of Africa' had come here and actually built up prospering countries and created great wealth out of nothing. When the unthankful locals drove them out, they chose to relinquished the right to any further help. The locals decided themselves to fight, borrow and dictate instead of build, grow and prosper. This notion of the 'colonisers' being responsible for the woes of Africa and now owes Africa is ridiculous.

No, Mr De Klerk, it is time for you to get your head out of the hole you dug for SA, step up to the plate and admit that your racist government sold out to another racist government. It is time for you to prove that you are a leader, worthy of your Nobel prize and help the youth of SA to rid itself of all the old baggage and create the non-discriminatory SA we all voted for.
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Re: Mbeki is right on Zim, says De Klerk
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