An outspoken Matabeleland chief has called for the United States of America and the European Union to add more sanctions on Zimbabwe’s political elite.
Chief Nhlanhla Ndiweni was angered by the government’s decision to evict popular Ntabazinduna white farmers — the Parsons/Davies family. The chief, who has been very vocal on the Gukurahundi issue, said:
It is an eviction that The College of Amakhosi and the Ndebele Nation totally and emphatically rejects.
It is an eviction that will never be accepted and will continuously be challenged on the ground, locally, regionally and internationally.
Hence The College of Amakhosi’s opening stance that the US government and European Union must significantly increase the applied sanctions and travel restrictions placed upon this administration. For by its conduct, it is clearly taking them as fools, a most regrettable stance.
Relaxing or removing the sanctions upon this administration will only serve to make life even harder for the local people.
For if the administration does not currently respect humanity, whilst it has conditions placed upon it, one only has to imagine what it will do when there are no conditions.
Corruption, both financial and political, will rule even more since the judiciary is still not effective and has also been corrupted.
A good administration would never in a million years proceed with such an eviction, which is a disaster for the family concerned and the local people.
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