Govere blasts Mumbengegwi over Gaddafi statement

PROMINENT businessman David Govere, has blasted the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, for crying foul about the killing of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi last week.


Govere has held several prominent posts in various business organisations in Zimbabwe.

Minister Mumbengegwi had told a United Nations (UN) afternoon bash that NATO had overstepped its boundaries by removing and ultimately killing the tyrant who had been boss in Libya for more than 40 years.

More than 200 VIPs were present when he gave his long speech bashing the United Nations (UN) and telling it to dismantle its Security Council.

"How can he support Gaddafi," businessman Govere said in an exclusive interview at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) immediately after Mumbengegwi had given his very long speech at the function.

"He (Gaddafi) was a dictator and the minister cannot tell us that he was a good guy. He deserved to die and that is that.

"Why does the minister want us to support a dictator like Gaddafi?

Minister Mumbengegwi had said: "The situation in Libya represents another gross abuse of the United Nations Security Council. Resolution 1973 was passed to protect civilians.

"But in the hands of NATO and the Western powers, it was turned into an instrument of the brutal destruction of lives, property and infrastructure.

"The past nine months have witnessed the systematic conquest of Libya by NATO forces culmination in their capture and brutal extra judicial killing of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi last week. The same fat befell his children, colleagues and many Libyans in total violation of international law as provided for under the various statutes of the United Nations".

The long speech shocked the invited guests at the UN day with most saying the minister had abused his time as Guest of Honour to tell the world President Robert Mugabe's feelings about the killed dictator, Gaddafi.

"He must be ashamed of himself," Govere said.

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