Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has accused the United Nation’s of being unfair in their dealings with Africa, while describing their operations in the Arab world and Libya as “messy, reckless and brutal.”
Making his first state visit to South Africa in 20 years, Mugabe said “we want a political environment in which we are not interfered with by outsiders and we become masters of ourselves in Africa.” He also said African resources belong to Africa and anyone coming to assist should be a friend, rather than colonisers, oppressors or racists.
“Now we are our own people, and we have President Zuma here and President Mugabe in Zimbabwe — that is what you fought for,” he said.
Mugabe, who is the current chairman of the African Union, has visited South Africa in the past on working trips but has made no state visit since 1994.
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