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Zimbabwe responds to Trump

by Mandla Ndlovu
05 Mar 2020 at 09:38hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has refuted allegations leveled by the United States of America that it is abusing its own citizens.

In a statement issued on Thursday by Information Secretary Nick Mangwana, Harare said Zimbabwe has embarked on reforms and is willing partner with all nations in implementing the reforms.

Harare called upon all nations to be patient as the administration is taking the path of reformation.

Read the full statement below:  

The government has noted with dismay the White House Message to the United States Congress, in which a decision was made to extend the Sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe, for one more year.

Once again, the Government of the United States has chosen to strangely characterize Zimbabwe as a country that "poses an extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States". We find this a baffling position.

All the Zimbabwean Government asks for, is to be allowed space to be a full member of the community of nations  transacting without restrictions as other nations do. We don't seek to interfere with the foreign policy or interests of any nation and we have no history of doing that. Our commitment is to the development of our country and the delivery of socio-economic outcomes to our people.

The Government of Zimbabwe strongly objects to the unfounded assertion that its security forces engaged in acts of extrajudicial killings and rape against its own citizens in the last year. Any acts of criminality by anyone are subjected to the criminal justice processes of the country.

We have embarked on a pathway of reform because it is in the best interests of our Nation to do so, and it is also necessary to align our policies and programmes with our constitution. We, therefore, call upon those nations who wish our country and people well to partner us and be patient with us as we continue to undertake these reforms towards meeting the aspirations of our people.

Source - Byo24News