HARARE, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwean government
has asked outgoing U.S. President George Bush to leave office quietly and allow
the incoming administration of President-elect Barrack Obama to develop its own
policy on Zimbabwe, The Chronicle reported on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe's Minister of Information and Publicity
Sikhanyiso Ndlovu said this in response to remarks attributed to U.S. Assistant
Secretary of State Jendayi Fraser that her government no longer supported the
power sharing agreement signed by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and
opposition leaders on Sept. 15.
She was speaking in Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday.
Ndlovu reiterated the Zimbabwean government's
position that foreigners have no right of judging Zimbabwean affairs.
"Frazer and the outgoing U.S. administration must not
continue to sow seeds of hatred between our government and the Zimbabwean
people," said Ndlovu.
"They must leave office in peace and give Obama the
chance and time to make his own assessment of the situation in our country and
build bridges. President Mugabe has always said he is willing to build bridges
with any well-meaning country or people including SADC (the Southern African
Development Community), the African Union and the United Nations," he said.
Ndlovu said President Bush sought to remove President
Mugabe's democratically elected government before his term elapses next month,
however, it is clear that President Mugabe will remain in office as the American
"Frazer thinks she is firing parting shots at us, but
she is only firing blanks while the government of Zimbabwe is firing real shots
against imperialism," Ndlovu was quoted as saying.
Britain, the United States and their European allies
have in recent weeks heightened their propaganda war against Zimbabwe, using the
cholera epidemic that has killed about 1,000 people, according to the