Ntsuluba rejects calls for Mugabe to be trialed
By Mandisi Tyulu
16 January 2009
Foreign Affairs director General Ayanda Ntsaluba has rejected calls for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to be tried at the International Criminal Court for human rights abuses.
Ntsaluba told a media briefing in Pretoria that such call were counter-productive at a time when South Africa was trying to broker a peace deal.
He adds that whatever the levels of discomfort amongst the different parties in Zimbabwe, South Africa remains convinced that the leaders will find a way around the difficulties they may have.