PICTURE: 5 Facts About US Sanctions In Zimbabwe #ItsNotsSanctions – US Embassy In Botswana

The US Embassy in Botswana today tweeted about the discussion between SADC’s Dr Tax and US Ambassador to Botswana in which the embassy then listed these 5 facts and said the issues hindering Zimbabwe’s economic growth were not because of the US sanctions on Zimbabwe.

The Embassy captioned their photo:

Ambassador Cloud and @DrTaxs also discussed how failed economic policies and corruption have created the current economic crisis in Zimbabwe. #ItsNotSanctions

Here are the 5 facts about US Sanctions In Zimbabwe as Tweeted by the US Embassy in Botswana:

  1. US Sanctions largely target those who engage in corruption, violate human rights and undermine the democratic institutions or process.
  2. Targeted sanctions do not prohibit trade between the US and Zimbabwe
  3. ZDERA and targeted sanctions are different, the US has never invoked ZDERA
  4. The sanctions list is a living document
  5. Failed economic policies and corruption, not sanctions hinder Zimbabwe’s economic growth.


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