Zuma Offers Qaddafi Exit Strategy

The South African President tries to help Libya’s Premier.

Jacob Zuma is all set to visit Libya next week. The aim of the trip will be to broker a settlement between Qaddafi’s repressive government and oppositional forces. He wants to provide a way out to Qaddafi in his predicament. The South African leader’s objective is to furnish an “exit strategy” for Qaddafi who is being called upon to step down by rebel elements in his own country.

The Libyan conundrum has a solution but not necessarily one acceptable to either side. Qaddafi has wielded his authority in the past two months as the situation in the state of Libya has deteriorated to the point where pandemonium reigns on the streets. In such conditions, the offer of Zuma to mediate is like a breath of fresh air.