31 May '11, 12am

Gaddafi meets S.Africa president Zuma for truce talks, as top military officers desert Libyan regime #Libya

Gaddafi meets S.Africa president Zuma for truce talks, as top military officers desert Libyan regime #Libya

Still image taken from a video distributed by Libyan state television shows Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi welcoming South African President Jacob Zuma before holding talks in Tripoli. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TRIPOLI - SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma met Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for truce talks on Monday as Nato said the strongman's 'reign of terror' was nearing its end and top military officers deserted him. State news agency Jana said Mr Zuma left the capital after a visit lasting several hours during which he met Gaddafi. State television broadcast footage of Gaddafi welcoming Mr Zuma at the entrance to a building, in the embattled Libyan leader's first reported public appearance in weeks. Jana said that during Mr Zuma's talks, Tripoli denounced Nato 'violations' of UN resolutions, attempts at 'political assassination' and destruction of the country's infrastructure an...

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