Muammar Gaddafi Death cartoon

Muammar Gaddafi Death

Muammar Gaddafi – African Role Models cartoon

Today’s post is the first in a series on African role models. Over the next two weeks, Wonkie will take a look at some of Africa’s strongest personalities – the good, the bad and the very, very stinky.

Given the brutal killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi last week, Wonkie thought it fitting to start the series with what the world can learn from the great Libyan Brother Leader:

  1. Start as though you mean to go on – forever. African youth should learn that persistence matters – not only in matters of education, but also in politics. As long as you believe you are doing good for the people of your country, you should have the strength of conviction to stay in power. Don’t let anybody, locally or internationally, tell you otherwise.
  2. Getting what you want takes hard work in life and politics. There are no silver bullets, even if you do own a golden gun.
  3. Friendship is important when times are tough. Even though friends like Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein died, knowing that the likes of Jacob Zuma and the South African government has got your back just gives you that extra will to go on in difficult times.
  4. Sharing is caring and charity begins at home. This is the reason why Colonel Gaddafi distributed most of Libya’s wealth to his own family and close friends first. Were it not for the NATO airstrikes, next year Muammar would have delivered on the second half of his 84 year wealth distribution plan – giving back to the people.
  5. Don’t judge and help those in need. It is worth remembering that the terrorist organisations of today could well be the malevolent dictators of tomorrow, so be generous with your support to those who ask for your help. True to this maxim, Gaddafi supported the IRA, Australian Aborigines, Maoris and more. He sponsored terrorism (sorry, freedom fighters) and radical movements in at least a dozen countries.
  6. Strong leaders unite people. The ends justifies the means so even if you unite the masses in pure hatred of you, then that’s ok. The fact remains that they are united because of you.
  7. Aspire to big goals. Remember that one man’s vision is another man’s delusions of grandeur – don’t let the myopic views of others hold you back. Whether you support the United States of Africa, ethnic cleansing or a revolt against evil powers, think big.

Muammar Gaddafi was killed On 20 October 2011 by some unappreciative Libyan citizens. This was much to the dismay of some senior South African politicians and one of their local role models, Julius Malema, who appeared devastated by the news. The worldwide media took the event as an opportunity to publish sensational photos of Gaddafi’s bloodied body in his final moments – purely as news of course, not for sales.

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It was only a few weeks ago that Colonel Gaddafi met the Guru to ask him a question that had been troubling him – check out this Muammar Gaddafi cartoon to view the Guru’s response.

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In case you’re still reading and are disappointed you have not found anything distasteful here as yet, here are some Muammar Gaddafi jokes that have been doing their rounds following his death:

  • “People in Libya want Moammar Gadhafi to leave. The problem is, he’ll be replaced by his idiot son, Moammar W. Gadhafi.” – David Letterman
  • “These NATO strikes on Libya are costing $100 million. Or, in Muammar Gadhafi terms, that’s like five Beyonce concerts.”
  • “President Obama is getting criticized from both sides for having no clear exit strategy to get out of Libya. But neither does Gaddafi. So I think it balances out a little bit.” – Jay Leno
  • “Poor guy – and he was so close to making general #Gadhafi.” .. twitter reaction on Ghaddafi
  • “And with him dies the secret of Lockerbie and how to spell his name #ghaddafi #qaddafi #khadafi #gadafi” .. twitter reaction on Gaddafi’s death
  • “It was reported that Muammar Gaddafi was surrounded by an elite core of female bodyguards. In a related story, Charlie Sheen invaded Libya.”
  • “Gaddafi killed. Libyans thrilled. L’Oreal haircare stock plummets.” … twitter reaction, France.

Other related Wonkie articles on Muammar Gaddafi, Libya and Osama bin Laden:

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  1. LOL.. loved the Gadaffi jokes at the end of the post – people can be quite witty on twitter it seems! Anyway, at least the Colonel brought some joy and happiness with his death!

  2. Good Riddance but what Devil is coming up to rule Libya.

  3. Unless and until the citizens get educated and a lot more cynical and woldwise they will just replace one dictator with another. Never ever trust politicians and their promises and change them regularly. Only way to keep them relatively honest and their hands out the cookie jar.
    I hope this frightens the life out of the current encumbants.

  4. Maomar Gadafi’s death is very tragic and babaric. i strongly support his overthrow, but the world should not condone his killing. He should have been arrested and taken to ICJ (International Court of Justice) so that he could face the consequences of his atrocities. why did the overthrowers opt for his killing? Is this the world we are living in even today? I am beginning to get sinical of the whole situation. Maybe they were just tired of his long term ruling, and began to maliciusly destroy his name and reputation so that they can later kill him

  5. Julius was namedby Gaddaffi himself as his successor, he would ook rather dashing ith the robes and with matching coloured Victoria’s secrets tangas and bras.
    The coward from Hell did not have the guts to stand and fight to the last instead he hid in a fittingly sewarage pipe.may the Earth covering him weigh as lead and his soul have the rest of the waves of the sea
    but now?what next? maybe julius will bee the President of the United States of Africa.Ciao

  6. I just don’t think it was necessary to show that terrible footage on TV, I actually felt sorry for him

    He was never one of my favourit people anyway, just goes to show, what goes around comes around, can’t go around treating people the way that he did and get away with it forever

  7. It is found that unsurprisingly Gaddafi had stashed as much as $150 billion US dollars in foreign banks for the personal use of himself and his family. This is a common trend of African leaders ie Mugabe and the late Mobutu and Amin. Mubarak salted away millions as did the over thrown Tunisian president. All believing that the taxpayers state coffers are for their own private accounts. This ANC led government seemingly deals with taxpayers money the same way. Where are the missing billions? Is it possible that this rotund excuse of a president and his ministers have been stashing taxpayers money in overseas banks for their own private use? I believe so.

  8. Enjoyed the jokes. Now will someone get rid of Mugabe & Julius?

  9. TUTU and ZUMA joined together to prematurely maintain that Gaddafi had been executed. However it is now becoming apparent that he was probably been killed during crossfire between his own army and the rebel fighters, only after he had been wounded earlier. Tutu aggrieves about one evil man but says nothing about the threats and murder against foreigners within his own country.

  10. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Bacchus
    I truly hope that “…maybe julius will bee the President of the United States of Africa…” is a product of your Bacchanalian hangover.

    @ Gushie
    I agree and disagree. Yes it would have been good to have him at the International Court and we, perhaps, would have (painfully slowly) learned the truth of many of the problems that Lybians and the rest of the world had to endure because of this one man’s megalomania. His death is a fitting end to a life of unbridled violence (even if the violence was through the hands of the IRA etc) but the International Court could never sentence him to that death the heinousness of his crimes so amply merited.
    Naturally, the mourning of #ghaddafi #qaddafi #khadafi #gadafi by the highly placed rotund one and his illegitimate cowboy has little or nothing to do with justice – but everything to do with how much of the 150 billion dollars they could extract for themselves as “safe refuge” providers – with the Rand so weak I’m sure that their “tender” would have been the most acceptable.

    In support of Father Desmond, many of us jumped to the same conclusion when so many conflicting statements and poor translations came out of Sirte. Even the NTC commander at the site kept insisting that the time of his capture (IN FULL DAYLIGHT) was at ‘half past midNIGHT’ (my caps). As the tangled web is slowly sorted out I am sure that our earlier jumps to conclusions will be seen as something short of leaps of faith and that even Fr Des will acknowledge the truth whilst, at the same time, condemning the fact of his death – whether accidental or otherwise.

    @ Jen – Yes – but hopefully in a less gruesome way than Kennedy or the nearly-a-general – and perhaps not quite as permanently.

  11. John Allen says:

    JZ went all pious & critical of the manner of Gadaffi’s death. No doubt he hasn’t forgotten how many executions he was directly or indirectly responsible for in the ANC’s Camp Quatro & that this was hushed up in the TRC. Those victims were ANC members.

  12. Deena Naidoo says:

    I fully support his killing. Firstly, did he think about what he was about to commit as he was killing his hundreds and thousands of fellow brothers and sisters. Secondly, he stole $150bn from his own people. I’m sure as hell, that, that monies will be of great assistance to his people.So Gushie, where do you come off with your sympathetic nonsence.

  13. Once again we, the anc that is, are up in arms at the death of another murderous, self-centred terrorist supporter. Zuma and the likes of his great friends are now worried after all will who-ever takes gaddafi’s place also give them millions to say good things about them, and condemn the USA, monies the anc receives is for the anc naturally, if we, the RSA need help zuma and co take out the begging cup and visit the UK, USA or Europe, then after their personal cut the balance is used for food parcels at the next election. Lets face it this country has gone backwards since Mbeki, Zuma, Maleba and TuTu have come on the scene

  14. Have no fear black leaders you were put into power to suit the glutony of big business and the narcisism of Socialism Internationale , nothing will ever be done to you.Oh rotund one get out from under your bed

  15. @a-maize-ingly-corny , how are things at teh Klu-Klux-Klan,the AWB and the Boeremag , I am sure you are at least a corporal not an occifer you racist twit leave poor julie alone why can’t he be preshident,what

  16. What you sow is what you reap. That is an unchangeable law of the universe. So all dictators present and wannabe, beware, your time will also come.
    @ John Allen. What happened at Quatro and other ANC camps will also be brought into the light. It is just a matter of time. A very interesting read is Anthea Jeffreys book ‘Peoples War’. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get to the heart of the ANC.

  17. I agree with tanni. Karmic law prevails. I think it goes back to the adage of fooling some of the people some of the time but not being able to fool all of the people all of the time. Eventually the truth has a way of leaking out.
    When it does people tend to react violently as they are angry and embarassed at being fooled and the backlash can be terrible.

  18. The killing of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in his home town of Sirte at the hands of his own people, should be a lesson to politicians around the world that peoples power will always rule. When Gaddafi seized the reins of power in a military coup in 1969, his people never imagined that they would have to take up arms to remove him. In the 42 years that he was in charge, Libya became a world player and Gaddafi used his country’s oil resorces to push his agenda.

    In Africa, he played a critical role in helping struggling governments to liberate themselves from colonialism, but the brotherly help soon changed into dictatorship. Gaddafi’s role, first in the OAU and later in the AU, was hard to challenge. His participation in the AU meetings bordered on lecture sessions as he pushed to have the last word on everything. African leaders whose hold on power was dependent on his money and influence failed to challenge him, even when his actions imperilled African Unity and progress. The collapse of his administration and his death, which were achieved with the crucial assistence of the west, gives the AU a chance to chart a new road.

    The failure of his organisation to broker a peace deal in Libya , or to bring about a speedy political solution in Ivory Coast, should be taken as a lesson-for as long as African leaders do not stand together and condemn dictatorship and tyranny, outsiders will invade the continent under the pretext of protecting human rights. The likes of Gaddafi continued in power because their peers on the continent failed to condemn them. The Arab spring movement that led to the removal of the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, and now of Libya has given hope to nations in Africa still under dictatorship. One day, they too shall overcome.

  19. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Bacchus – Wow !!! that comment really came in from ‘left field’ and every ‘accusation’ in it is so far from the truth as to be totally laughable.
    I’ll accept the accusation of being a ‘twit’ if you will drop the first ‘t’
    By the way the difference in your posts between 11 pm and 11:33 pm would indicate that you partook copiously of your namesake’s favourite activity. Send me some please!

  20. @a-maize-ingly-corny.I refuse to partake with racists ,bigots ,and lowly corporals.Buy your own.Are you jewish,what.And it is not an activity it is a duty

  21. I hope the other radical African Leaders like Mugabe are taking note, and
    especially the Zuma clan, because if they carry on like they are now, helping
    themselves to loot, we will see the same as Libyia.

  22. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Bacchus – How very pleasant it is to know that you are perfectly prepared to partake with me !!! – even if you HAVE to be a Scotsman where your money and drink are concerned.
    No, I don’t wear a hat to church.
    One small correction – it is an active duty – and a mighty pleasurable one too!!!

  23. Yesterday: Hussein
    Today: Gaddafi
    Tomorrow: Mugabe???????????

  24. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Jen
    It has been several years between Yesterday and Today
    Let’s hope that we don’t have to wait too many years for Tomorrow

  25. @a-maize-ingly-corny – too true

  26. Where is Mzu? I have been waiting for her to enter this debate and to discuss how important Quadaphy is to Africa and what he was doing to remove all the non blacks. On a lighter note the colonel has demonstrated to Africa that no matter how many times you flirt with Blair, Berlusconi, Sarkozy etc if you screw your own people you will burn.

  27. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Garth – Mzu has found inner Peace – the MIA Wonkie sort of Peace – not the Dalai Lama sort.
    Or should that be Peace in her?

  28. Mugabe is as blind as Gaddafi was. Hardliners and the so called securocrats in Zanu-PF are confident there can never be an Egypt, Tunisia or Libya-style uprising in Zimbabwe. Sentiment in the country right now is that it would be unwise to rush into elections when the results is likely to be disputed. Of course, to the hawks in Zanu-PF, a disputed election would be better than one where they are beaten outright. Because then it means they can just stay on while arguments carry on about way forward. A culture of arrogance has flourished in Zanu-PF so they don’t expect anyone to challenge their power. They believe because they led the freedom struggle they own Zim and must rule it forever.

    Muammar Gaddafi, after 42 years, believed Libya to be his personal kingdom and could not understand why Libyans rose against him. He took the compliance of the Libyans as loyalty to the end, believing that those who revolted against him were inspired by critics outside the country. Mugabe believes Britain is responsible for sponsoring opposition to his rule. He is convinced Zims would vote for him if the British did not point out how their rights are being violated and national wealth looted. It would be a sad day if Mugabbage had to hide in a sewer as Gaddafi did because he failed to read the mood of the people. There is no better time for him to leave than yesterday.

  29. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    @ Piedpyper
    You really must refresh your typing skills – I’m sure you meant to say Mugarbage.
    As to the time of his departure – couldn’t agree more but HIS timetable is even more flexible than South African Railways’.

  30. Very witty, well done. The old wife’s tale holds true, what goes around comes around

  31. All I can say to Gaddafi is what goes around comes around but it was not for the West to be involved in African affairs.

  32. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    Wow hasn’t it been quiet the last 24 or so hours !
    Perhaps the greatest lesson to be learned from the death of “My people – they love me all” is one for the likes of Mugarbage, Saleh and Al-Assad. That lesson is “Go before the people make you ‘gone’. ” The courts on earth are surely better for them than the courts of Heaven. At least on earth the jailers aren’t ALL demons.

  33. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    Attention Garth, Jen, Piedpyper and all of my fellow racist, stupid, moronic, Western THINKERS who need to emigrate to give the land back to the people who stole it first – assist me to welcome Mzu back from our short holiday from his black extremism. Now we can, again, look forward to such erudite debate as “f*** off to Australia” and other such inane comments. Someone should introduce Trevor Noah to Mzu – I’m sure there is a lot of material for him there.

  34. @a-maize-ingly-corny Whether we welcome him/her or not is irrelevant. Mzu’s racism and arrogance has polarised this forum. His/Her utterances have laid the foundation for conflict. He/She is an irresponsible, dangerous rabble-rouser who does not deserve a welcome.

  35. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    2 chez

  36. I was very surprised to see a comment from Muz yesterday. Was there not a march going on? Anyway “Hi” Muz – TGIF

  37. Thanks for welcoming me, it’s good to be back after some weeks in hospital. Let’s just say you almost celebrated the fall of Gaddafi and me but you still have to wait a long time for me.

  38. Dont know how true this is – its doing the mails rounds:

    Gadaffi did for the people of Libya. I haven’t yet seen any country yet that offered what he had offered his people. Consider the following achievements attributed to Gaddafi: l In Libya electricity is free for all its citizens. l Banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens are at zeropercent interest by law. l Homes are considered a human right in Libya. Gaddafi vowed his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had one. His father died while he, his wife and his mother were still living in a tent. l All newlyweds in Libya receive 60 000 dinar ($50 000) from the government to buy their first flat, to help start a family. l Education and medical treatment are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi, only 25 percent of Libyans were literate. Today, the figure is 83 percent. l Should Libyans want to take up farming, they receive land, a farm house, equipment, seeds and livestock – all for free. l If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya, the government funds them to go abroad for it, not only free, but they get $2 300 a month, accommodation and car allowance. l The Libyan government subsidises 50 percent of the price of a car. l The price of petrol in Libya was until recently $0.14 a litre. l Libya has no external debt and its reserves are $150bn, now frozen globally. l If a Libyan can’t get employment after graduation, the state paid the average salary of the profession as if he or she were employed until they got a job. l A portion of Libyan oil sales is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens. l A mother who gives birth to a child receives $5 000. l Forty loaves of bread in Libya costs $0.15. l Twenty-five percent of Libyans have a university degree.

  39. Jen,you want to tell me they destroyed HEAVEN!!!Hard to believe and then again anything is possible with Gadaffi.
    If you read his Green Book, you will consider him as a Thinker and Philosopher but with ideas that are not conceivable on Earth.

  40. @Boerkie – i sure it was just a joke, wishfull thinking

  41. Must be a joke,had me worried there for a while.

  42. Boerkie – no joke check this out
    //www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/was-gaddafi-really-that-bad-1.1168414

  43. Dukie 743 says:

    Gaddafi only gave the Libyan people what they were entitled to from money derived from oil. He also stashed away Mugabe style, millions of US dollars in overseas banks for himself and his family members. One wonders if, with the millions of rands being looted by this ANC government, Zuma and some of his cabinet members do not have massive overseas accounts full of SA taxpayers money. One must remember that this corrupt ANC wrongly claims that it alone liberated South Africa from apartheid [that a negotiated settlement did not exist]
    and that the state coffers are for there own personal bank accounts as per the Gaddafi way of doing things. Greed of politicians will ignite a rebellion in South Africa one day that will make the Libyan revolution look like an outing in the park. The sheer theft and plundering of the state coffers by this corrupt uncaring ANC government is unsubstainable and will one day dry up. Social grants will become unsustainable and the poor will overthrow this parasite government.

  44. Would really not have minded to have a benefactor like that if i was an Arab.
    You don`t even have to work, all Laborers and workers, even child minders were imported from all over the World to look after the Arab Nation. Libya definitely was Heaven on Earth, pity it is a desert and so damn hot.
    Now let us see the East and West VULTURES pounce on that country and pick it clean of all Flesh….aaahhh! OIL!!! and watch the People of that country go to hell and abject POVERTY.
    Arab Awakening!!!????????????? More like the fall of the Arabs and i mean all the Arab country`s, and the Israelite`s sniggering in there sleeves and caves.

  45. Mzu must be an agent provocateur,no one can normally be as dumb.Wonkie employes him/her/it.The Sunday Independent is hard core Socialism Internationale , what do you expect from them.
    The RSA electorate majority deserves what ever the ANC dishes out.They are the ones who vote for the Rotund One

  46. The Global Financial crisis is nothing but a myth .Daily , multi-billion US $ take overs are reported ,once these are done , assets are stripped ,jobs reduced in their thousands , profits pumped to wherever more income may be generated.All major Corporations are active in China ,Malaysia,Hong Kong,Dubhai,Katar,UAE .Their next stop Cuba once the Castristas have left.The West under the opression of Socialism and Communism have invested where profits can be made .Trade Unions should be stopped from operating for a period of 5 years , transaction taxes be applicable ,any take over should not be allowed to reduce number of employees for 2 years, to strip the assets of a CO should have a 50% tax tag,corrupt politicians should be ostracised,personnal taxes reduced ,VAT increased on non-essentials.EU fornicate the Greeks let them stew in their own shit.

  47. Bacchus I think you like hearing from me. I have let you pat each other in the back for obvious reasons. I realised that playing with the pigs in the mud is useless because you both keep on falling and the pigs love that. I’ll let you play in the mud in peace….Pigs

  48. @Mzu,pigs are rated as very intelligent animals , you are plainly stupid.I refuse to bring you down to my level in the pigsty,I will not respond to you again

  49. It would be an honour if you would leave me alone Strange One.

  50. rest in peace comrade we will miss u,europeans we will be back

  51. a-maize-ingly-corny says:

    codesa is right – we will miss them – in a GOOD way !!!
    Next are Bashar al Assad, Ali Abdulla Saleh and the great Mugarbage and we look forward to missing them also.

  52. @ codesa ,why the racism , racism is despicable ,why on Earth can’t you respect other people ,why don’t join the Taliban?
    Get into your thick head , the Lybian people did not want to be ruled by the gadaffis any longer , they whacked him ,they abused him ,they beat him with his own shoes ,capiche? verstan?understand?compreende?

  53. Atention RSA!! The Greek Tragedy epythomises the Utopia of Socialism.I heard this Lady complaining that her friends pension had been cut from 2.000 EU to a 1.000 a month (21.000 Rand to 10.500) that the fields were empy in the Island where they live ,they had no onions ,tomatoes,etc ,all the produce had to come by boat .Hello,what about gettng off you Greek posteriors and plant some yourselves?This applies to us in RSA as well.Socialists love to give until the there is nothingt left,years of Socialistic policies in the Southern European countries brought the European Union down,while the Socialist rulers filled their own pockets, ala RSA.BEWARE!!!!

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