Bob should be forcibly removed: COPE (ANC breakaway)

CAPE TOWN – If Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will not step down voluntarily he should be removed by force, senior COPE member Philip Dexter said on Tuesday.

South Africa should support the people of Zimbabwe to achieve this objective, he told journalists at a Cape Town Press Club lunch.

Dexter was responding to a question on what his party would do about the Zimbabwe crisis.

"From my point of view the only way to solve the Zimbabwe problem at this point is to put enough pressure on Mugabe for him to go. And he should either go voluntarily, or he should go by being forcibly removed. And I think we have to support the Zimbabwean people to achieve that objective," Dexter said. – Sapa