Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

Read more

REPORTERS

The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

Read more

#TECH 24

Teaching maths with holograms

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Is China exporting its pollution?

Read more

#THE 51%

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

Read more

FOCUS

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Read more

Mugabe must go, says Kenyan PM

Latest update : 2008-12-05

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga believes the power sharing deal between Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai "is dead" and that African governments should take decisive action to push Mugabe "out of power".

AFP - African governments must work to oust Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe because a power-sharing deal in the poverty-stricken country is dead, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga told the BBC Thursday.
   
Odinga's comments came after he held talks with Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Nairobi, and amid a cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe that has killed more than 560 people and pushed Harare to plead for international help.
   
"It's time for African governments to take decisive action to push him out of power," Odinga told the British broadcaster, according to quotes published on its website.
   
"Power-sharing is dead in Zimbabwe and will not work with a dictator who does not really believe in power-sharing."
   
Odinga added that if Zimbabwe were isolated from its African neighbours, particularly South Africa, Mugabe would not be able to hold on to power.
   
"I do believe strongly that if the leadership in South Africa took a firm stand and told Mugabe to quit he will have no choice but to do so," he said.
   
He added that he was confident Jacob Zuma, the chief of the South African ruling party, would have "no hesitation in taking that step".
   
Cholera is the latest challenge to hit poverty-wracked Zimbabwe as it struggles with a political crisis and hyperinflation estimated at 231 million percent in July.
 

Date created : 2008-12-04

COMMENT(S)