Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Zimbabwe Suspension Applauded

The Libertarianz Party has applauded the move to suspend Zimbabwe from the British Commonwealth. Party Leader Peter Cresswell said: "It's about time that some action be taken against the madman Robert Mugabe."

"Unfortunately this move should have been taken before the election; since then more people have been murdered by Mugabe's thugs. In fact," said Cresswell, "it would have been far better had this been done months ago as the Libertarianz Party suggested."

Cresswell said: "When we first proposed expelling Mugabe our government was dead silent. After several public calls for expelling Zimbabwe from the Comonwealth only then did Philip Goff respond and then it said such expulsion wasn't possible. After several more months of atrocities Goff suddenly discovered it was possible and soon he was following the Libertarianz lead and calling for Mugabe's explusion."

"It's time to bring charges against Mugabe" said Cresswell, "Let him know that if he or any of his top lieutenants step foot in New Zealand that they will be arrested for crimes committed. In addition we should now consider withdrawing any and all diplomatic officials from Zimbabwe, and fast-tracking visa applications for refugees from Mugabe's atrocities." It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news