Zimbabwe calls Merkel a "Nazi remnant"

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11th December 2007, "The comments were in no way acceptable," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger said.

11th December 2007

"The comments were in no way acceptable," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger said.

In remarks to a state-controlled newspaper published Monday, Zimbabwean Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu slammed Merkel for her weekend criticism of Zimbabwe's human rights record.

Merkel's speech to a summit of European Union and African leaders at a summit in Portugal demonstrated she was "a racist and a fascist and a Nazi remnant," Ndlovu said.

At the Lisbon summit, Merkel said Mugabe's human rights record "damages the image of the new Africa."

DPA

Subject: German news, Merkel, Mugabe

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