UK Daily Mail
May 31, 2011
South African President Jacob Zuma has appeared on television in Libya to say Muammar Gaddafi’s is open to a truce.
He told the country’s media the tyrant wanted a ceasefire including an end to Nato bombing, terms already rejected last month after an earlier mediation mission by Zuma.
Speaking in Tripoli, Zuma added: ‘We discussed the necessity of giving the Libyan people the opportunity to solve their problem on their own.’
State television broadcast pictures of the embattled leader welcoming Zuma and walking along a corridor to a large room where they sat talking in grand white chairs. It did not say where the meeting took place.
Gaddafi, seen by the outside world for the first time since May 11, was shown thrusting his fist in the air as he bid farewell to the president, who was seen boarding a plane at the end of the visit. It was Zuma’s second visit since the conflict began in February.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:35 am