Renowned international academic Stephen Chan says more sanctions against Zimbabwe will not force the Southern African country to reform.
Chan said he advised the British Parliament that sanctions against Zimbabwe must be removed because they are used as an excuse by the Zanu-PF Government. Chan is one of the individuals that appeared before the British Parliament’s committee on International Development. Speaking on Twitter Chan said:
Yesterday I disagreed in Parliament with the UK Minister for Africa on increased sanctions. I wanted all sanctions to be lifted. They are used as an excuse for the Zimbabwe Government’s mishandling of the economy.