Mugabe encourages developed countries to invest in Africa

Mugabe told G20 leaders Africa needs their help in the form of loans, technology & funding, to develop.

FILE: Mugabe told the leaders of the world’s strongest economies that Africa needs their help in the form of loans, technology and funding in order to develop and add value to its produce.Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Reports from Turkey say Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told developed countries they need to provide financial help to Africa to help it add value.

The 91-year-old president was addressing delegates at the G20 Summit.

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change claimed President Mugabe shouldn't have even been at this summit because Zimbabwe is not a member of the G20.

But officials say he went as African Union chair and that's why he addressed the gathering.

Mugabe told the leaders of the world's strongest economies that Africa needs their help in the form of loans, technology and funding in order to develop and add value to its produce.

That's a theme Mugabe has spoken on before, notably at the Southern African Development Community summit in Harare in April.

The Zimbabwe leader also said Africa needs another revolution in order to stop its natural resources being exploited by former colonisers.