In a statement yesterday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Secretary Mr Nick Mangwana said the extension of sanctions on Zimbabwe by the United States of America is a travesty of justice.
Mangwana said the United State’s reason to maintain sanctions on Zimbabwe is absurd. He said Zimbabwe wants the US to allow the country to transact openly and freely like a normal member of the community of nations. Said Mangwana
The continued unilateral imposition of sanctions against Zimbabwe by the United States is a travesty of justice against the Zimbabwean people. There appears to be a serious lack of consideration to the effect these sanctions have on the generality of our people. It is ironic that some time we are being told that United States is a big donor to Zimbabwe. Whilst goodwill and support is appreciated, what Zimbabwe is looking for from the United States is to be allowed to transact openly and freely like a normal member of the community of nations. This why we say Zimbabwe is Open for Business. Zimbabwe has no history of aggression against any nation, so the statement that “Zimbabwe poses an extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States” is absurd. Since the advent of the New Dispensation, Zimbabwe has done its best to engage with all nations it had fallen out with in a policy of re-engagement. We have also opened new diplomatic frontiers in a policy of engagement.