Gaddafi must resign: Libyan ambassador

LIBYAN leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi must resign from his post for the sake of his people, says Libyan ambassador to South Africa Abdullah Alzubedi.


“He must do the right thing for the people of Libya,” he said.


“They have been too kind and co-operative for the last 41 years. He must consider [resigning] in the interests of the country and stop killing innocent people,” he told the National Press Club in Pretoria on Monday morning.


Alzubedi’s worst fear was that bloodshed would continue.  He said his family had decided to remain in the North African country.


Asked why he had not resigned like most of his colleagues, he replied that he had considered doing so but the question was, resign to whom?


He said the Libyan mission in South Africa was not receiving instructions from anyone at the moment or reporting to anyone.


Resigning would also mean he would not be able to serve the many Libyans in South Africa, most of them students.


“It’s not an option. We need to keep operating missions to support people,” he said – Sapa

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