Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:41:00 +0000
A South African former anti-apartheid organization, Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) has described Archbishop Desmond Tutu's call for intervention in Zimbabwe as totally irresponsible.
Azapo leaders were briefing the media in Kimberley, South Africa, following the party's two-day central committee meeting in the Northern Cape. They have lambasted tutu for encouraging the use of force to oust President Robert Mugabe.
Azapo's Deputy President, Phandelani Nefolovhodwe says Tutu's solution to Zimbabwe’s political situation is irresponsible given SADC's principles of respecting the sovereignty and integrity of member states.
Azapo made the headlines in September this year when they criticized the ouster of former South African President Thabo Mbeki saying the timing and manner of the removal "might play into the hands of Western imperialism that has continued to plot the downfall of promising democracies in Africa and the world over."
"This might lead to the unfortunate undermining of our country's sovereignty and internal security."