NEWS agency Reuters is reporting that US Democratic candidate, Barak Obama, has called on South Africa to up its criticism of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.
The agency quotes him saying:
“What’s happening in Zimbabwe is tragic. This is a country that used to be the bread basket of Africa. Mugabe has run the economy into the ground. He has perpetrated extraordinary violence against his own people. Not only do I think that the United Nations needs to continue to apply as much pressure as possible on the Mugabe government, but in particular other African nations, including South Africa, I think have to be much more forceful in condemning the extraordinary violence that’s been taking place there.”
Obama went further saying African leaders had been “quiet for far too long” on Mugabe
“What is remaining of this election is a complete and total sham,” he said.