Zanu-PF calls Mugabe’s UN speech a ‘masterpiece’

The Zimbabwean president addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday.

FILE. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP.

ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe's ruling party has hailed President Robert Mugabe's speech to the United Nations on Monday, calling it a 'masterpiece'.

In his speech, Mugabe slammed attempts by some countries to enforce gay rights on weaker nations.

In his congratulatory statement, Zanu-PF spokesman Simon Khaya-Moyo described the Zimbabwean president's speech at the UN General Assembly as a 'free lecture' to the West.

He says, what he calls, the 'bullies of the world' must have trembled at Mugabe's words.

On Monday, Mugabe said Africa wasn't looking for hand-outs, but rather for economic partners.

He also slammed what he called 'self-anointed prefects' who victimise countries who think differently to them.

Mugabe says his country rejects attempts to prescribe 'new rights' that go against local values, in a reference to gay rights.