We Will Not Lift Sanctions Until ED Government “Changes Its Ways”
In yet another body blow to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh on Thursday told a House of Representatives hearing that the United States will maintain its economic sanctions on Harare.
The United States will only not lift the sanctions until Mnangagwa’s government demonstrates that it
Singh said that the are 141 Zimbabwean companies and individuals on the sanctions list.
Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe are included on the list.
“Our pressure on Zimbabwe remains in place. We are trying to use this pressure to leverage political and
economic reforms, human rights observations…We want to see fundamental changes in Zimbabwe and only then will we resume normal relations with them…We are always open to conversations.
We are open to a demonstration from the government that it is changing its ways, that it is observing human rights,” said Singh.
This comes at a time Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Sibusiso Moyo has been claiming the international community is satisfied with the political reforms in Zimbabwe.
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