25 April 2010
What a delightful duo
Oldish news I know but last week Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a trip to visit one of his firmest friends (apart from Hugo Chavez that is).
The visit did not go down well with everyone. Morgan Tsvangirai condemned it as "a colossal political scandal" and "an insult to the peace-loving people of Zimbabwe and Iran".
The MDC statement on the visit was scathing about his visit: "His visit will definitely send a wrong message about the kind of company that we keep at a time when the people of Africa and the rest of the world have begun to see us as a nation working hard to restore democracy and good governance."
It added that while the Ahmadinejad would be "wining and dining" in Zimbabwe, nine opposition activists in Iran faced death sentences for contesting the outcome of last year's presidential election.
"Choice of friends defines character and inviting the Iranian strongman to an investment forum is like inviting a mosquito to cure malaria.”
How very true