Mugabe raps ‘opaque’ UN Security Council

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday called on the United Nations to speed up reforms of its Security Council in order to include the voice of developing nations.

Source: Mugabe raps ‘opaque’ UN Security Council – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 22, 2016


Addressing the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Mugabe said: “We witnessed commendable efforts at making the selection process of the next secretary-general inclusive and transparent. This greater involvement of the General Assembly and, therefore, the majority of our membership, does not, however, mask the opaqueness of the process at the Security Council level.”

He called on the UN, through the Security Council, to push for the full realisation of rights for people living under colonial and foreign occupation.

Mugabe also took advantage of the occasion to attack Britain and the United States for imposing what he termed “spiteful sanctions against Zimbabwe”.

“My country is the victim of spiteful sanctions imposed by the US and other Western countries for some 16 years now. As a country, we are being collectively punished for exercising the one primordial principle enshrined in the UN Charter, that of sovereign independence,” he said.


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    Michael 6 years ago

    I listened to the speech of Mugabe at the UN and it was clear that he is a very old man making a faltering delivery and losing track when he encountered some words in his text, It was a hesitant and clueless delivery – indicative of a person way past his age of lucidity, This old man is utterly unable to think logically anymore and there was nothing new coming out from a dodgy old man.

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    Barry 6 years ago

    Does it not seem strange that a man whose policies have led to the utter destruction of his country should be advising the leaders of successful nations on how to conduct their affairs? This is certainly not “expert advice”, and there is no sage wisdom to be found in his words.

    And what about Zimbabwe’s current, state sponsored colonial masters the Chinese?