An African Union delegation will head to the rebel stronghold in Benghazi, Libya on Monday after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accepted a peace plan offer which calls for a ceasefire.
South African President, one of four other African leaders seeking to mediate the crisis, said the group is expected to meet with rebels to discuss the deal
The plan calls for an immediate ceasefire and opening channels of humanitarian aid. Both measure are in-line with a United Nations resolution passed in March. That measure also authorized the use of military force to protect Libyan civilians.
NATO is currently enforcing a no-fly zone which has destroyed some of Gaddafi's air defenses and has protected civilians against ground attacks by ground forces.
Zuma made the announcement after he and the delegation met with Gaddafi for several hours at his
Zuma met with Gaddafi for several hours at his Bab al-Aziziyah compound in suburban Tripoli, according to Reuters.
Zuma also called for a stop of NATO air strikes on government targets to give a ceasefire a chance, according to Reuters.
The South African President said he will leave the delegation due to other commitments, but it will continue with talks.