South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe. He also said that his government, which recently declined a US $1.2 billion debt request by Zimbabwe is in discussions with Harare about how best to help.
Ramaphosa said Zimbabwe’s situation was a challenge for the whole of Africa and he planned to meet its President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a later stage.
Zimbabwe is currently facing a currency crisis which has resulted in acute fuel shortage. An increase in fuel prices, which was expected to normalise the demand and supply of fuel last week triggered violent riots and a crackdown from the police. Despite the fuel increases, fuel shortages remain.