Zimbabwe: Mugabe tells UK to pay attention to roits and leave Zimbabwe alone

Posted on | augustus 14, 2011 | No Comments

Mugabe (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has urged westerners ( Britain ,USA) to pay attention to their own internal problems. Speaking during an address marking the country’s defence forces day, Mugabe said that Britain’s focus should now be on their internal problems, the wave of riots raging in its cities and leave Zimbabwe alone.

He added,”Britain I understand is on fire, London especially and we hope they can extinguish their fire, pay attention to their internal problems and to that fire which is now blazing all over, and leave us alone,” Mugabe said, referring to Zimbabwe’s former colonial master.

“We do not have any fire here and we do not want them to continue to create unnecessary problems in our country. We want peace, and the people of Zimbabwe want peace.” Mugabe once again urged Western countries to remove sanctions imposed on himself and his close associates as they were affecting Zimbabwe’s economic recovery.

“Once again we appeal to those who have imposed sanctions to head our appeal that the sanctions to go,” he said.

“Let them those in Europe attend to their problems, those in America attend to their internal problems.” Britain in the past three days has seen the country’s worst riots in decades, Police in London said Friday they have charged almost 600 people with violence, disorder and looting over deadly riots in Britain’s capital, as the city’s mayor said Londoners wanted to see “significant sentences” handed out to the guilty.

Across the country, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. Courts in London, Birmingham and Manchester stayed open through a second night to deal with hundreds of alleged offenders.

Western countries have imposed sanctions on Mugabe since 2000 and his close associates who are accused of human rights abuses and undermining democracy and the rule of law.

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