On December 31, Mathaba headlined, "Muammar Gaddafi Voted As Human Rights Hero of the Year," saying:
In an Amnesty International USA poll, Gaddafi leads others as voting continues. Until Washington and NATO blocked its approval, the UN Human Rights Council praised Gaddafi in its January 2011 "Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Libya Arab Jamahiriya."
It said his government protected "not only political rights, but also economic, educational, social and cultural rights." It also lauded his treatment of religious minorities, and "human rights training" of its security forces.
NATO's killing machine destroyed 42 years of achievements, benefitting all Libyans. Gaddafi's vision marked him for removal.