National Assembly Cape Town: Tuesday, 20 September 2011
One of man's higher purposes is to liberate
himself or herself from physical, spiritual and psychological
bondage. It must therefore have been in that spirit and for the
same cause that the people of Libya rebelled against what they
felt was an unjust authoritarian rule under Colonel Gaddafi.
This House together with His Excellency
President Jacob Zuma and Hon Minister of International Relations
and Cooperation, must be appalled by the reports and ugly
visions of relentless pursuit, torture and barbaric lynching of
many Black Africans in Libya suspected of being pro-Gaddafi
mercenaries, by the anti-Gaddafi rebel forces.
Unfortunately their Black pigmentation is
instantly associated with mercenary activities without any
concrete evidence. This is reminiscent of the evil
psych-historical fantasies so frequently used to consign the
"darker nations" to the fields of inhuman treatment.
This House should for this reason urge
President Zuma to raise this form of persecution of Black
Africans in Libya with the AU Leaders and the Secretary General
of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-Moon at the UN meeting this
week, and ask for an immediate halt to these unlawful executions
feeding on race prejudice.
I thank you.
Contact: Mr Ben Skosana MP, on 082 656 4138.