Libyan Embassy in Harare remains closed

Foreign Affairs Ministry Permanent Secretary Joey Bimha said his government was still studying the situation in that country and wants to satisfy itself with the pan-african credentials of the new authority led by Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur before making any
“Its a difficult situation but the Libyans have to come to us with their credentials,” said Bimha. “At the moment we are studying the situation and want to see what sort
of government is now running that country.”
This comes barely a week after President Robert Mugabe described the death of Muammar Ghaddafi as “a great loss to Africa.”
Mugabe was a good friend of the late Libyan leader such that he was moved to expel the last Libyan ambassador to Zimbabwe Taher Elmegrahi and his embassy staff within 72 hours renouncing the leadership of Gaddafi’s authority.
At the time the National Transitional Council (NTC) had just taken over in Tripoli.
The Libyan Embassy along Harare Street in the capital remains deserted with a lone police officer standing guard at the premises which used to house the embassy and the Republic of Jamahiriya school for Libyan children.