S African President criticises Gaddafi`s killing

Jacob Zuma said that instead of being killed, Muammar Gaddafi should have been captured.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2011, 12:32 PM IST

Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma has criticised the killing of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, died on Thursday after his hometown Sirte fell to the National Transitional Council fighters.

Zuma on Friday said that instead of being killed, Gaddafi should have been captured and tried at the International Court of Justice, Xinhua reported citing the South African Press Association.

"I understand there was war in Libya. In a war situation, people die, people are captured," Zuma said.

However, he expected Gaddafi to be captured, given that there was a warrant of arrest issued against him.

IANS