Tutu lambasts Zimbabwe

22 March 2007 at 11:15 pm | Posted in Desmond Tutu, News, Sydney Peace Prize, Zimbabwe | Leave a comment

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is among the most outspoken critics on the recent developments in Zimbabwe. The following is a statement from the 2000 Sydney Peace Prize recipient potsed on AllAfrica.com.


Statement on Crisis from Desmond Tutu
Office of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cape Town
March 16, 2007

We Africans should hang our heads in shame. How can what is happening in Zimbabweelicit hardly a word of concern let alone condemnation from us leaders of Africa?

Just when one thought that the news out of Zimbabwe could not get worse, sure as anything it does. After the horrible things done to hapless people in Harare, has come the recent crackdown on members of the opposition.

What more has to happen before we who are leaders, religious and political, of our mother Africa are moved to cry out ‘Enough is enough’? What an awful blot on our copy book. Do we really care about human rights, do we care that people of flesh and blood, fellow Africans are being treated like rubbish, almost worse than they were ever treated by rabid racists?

Thank goodness that Cosatu has spoken out so courageously. I share their consternation at the silence from those we would have expected to speak out on behalf of the voiceless, the powerless ones.

Oh Africa, my Africa, oh Africa, our Africa, why are  we betraying you so viciously in Zimbabwe, in Darfur, in the DRC, why are we letting you down so horribly badly?


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