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Bush says Africans have better judgment on Zim
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
THE OUTGOING United States President, George W. Bush has made a rare admission that Africans have a better judgment in finding solutions to the problems in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Friday the US President, who is leaving office in November this year, admitted that the US could take cues from African leaders about how best to approach the Zimbabwean issue.
"I … am looking forward to continuing our discussions on issues like Zimbabwe,” said Bush, adding that “These are issues that the president is most familiar with, issues in which he has got good judgment about how to proceed.”
“He (President Kikwete) also comes representing the African Union… (and) has kindly given me a briefing on how he sees the different situations and opportunities on the continent of Africa,” said Bush.
The US president also said that he will respect the judgment of the AU in relation to the situation in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
Bush also admitted that his government “offered support to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai” – a charge denied by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader.
Speaking at a luncheon to mark the opening of Parliament on Tuesday last week, President Mugabe said the British and Americans had visited all Sadc Heads of State to influence them to speak ill about Zimbabwe ostensibly because of the land issue.
“This time they have been promised by the British that sanctions would be more devastating, that in six months’ time the Government will collapse,” he added.