mubarak-hosni.jpgEgyptian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Gamil Fayed says the current environment in his country is not conducive for the country’s President Hosni Mubarak to step down as it will further deepen the chaos that has hit the North African country.


Ambassador Gamil Fayed says President Mubarak is ready to hand over power to a democratically elected President in a peaceful and secure environment after the September elections.

He said his country is not a puppet of America and serves the interests of the Egyptian people.

Mr. Fayed however acknowledged the demands of the protesters as genuine as they are seeking political and economic reforms.

Speaking at a social dialogue at the Southern Africa Political and Economic Series in Harare, Sudanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Elsiddieg Abdalla also blamed the Western media for its biased coverage on the state of affairs in Africa.

Ambassador Abdalla said the Western media exaggerates problems engulfing African countries in a way meant to tarnish the image of the continent.

Demonstrators have been camping at Tahir Square in Cairo and other parts of Egypt since the 25th of last month pressing for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak has since delegated presidential powers to the vice president, Omar Suleiman.