Gadhafi Not About to Leave Libya
Posted on May 31, 2011
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently joined the chorus of outsiders urging Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to give up, but that suggestion isn’t hitting home with Gadhafi, according to yet another head of state, Jacob Zuma. The South African president returned from a visit to Tripoli with the news that Gadhafi isn’t planning to go anywhere anytime soon. —KA
“(Col Gaddafi) expressed his anger at the Nato bombings, which have claimed the lives of his son and grandchildren and continue to cause a destruction of property and disruption of life,” the statement said.
“He emphasised that he was not prepared to leave his country, despite the difficulties.”
Mr Zuma became the first outsider to see Col Gaddafi in person since May 11, meeting him in his home and seeing the bombed building where the regime says his son Saif al-Arab and three grandchildren were killed in April.
AP / Libyan state television via APTN
South African President Jacob Zuma, second from left, with Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli on Monday.