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Ramaphosa Tells Biden That Sanctions Forcing Zimbabweans To Migrate To Neighbouring Countries

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has told United States president, Joe Biden that sanctions on Zimbabwe are affecting other countries in the region as economic migrants from Zimbabwe are fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Peter Ndoro, a broadcast journalist posted on Twitter:

Meeting with President Biden, President Ramaphosa raised the issue of #sanctions on #Zimbabwe. He explained to President Biden that Zim sanctions affect other countries in the region as economic migrants are forced to leave #Zimbabwe in their droves to seek economic opportunities.

A senior Biden administration official told reporters earlier in the day that the United States president wanted to discuss the war in Ukraine with Ramaphosa, and hear the South African leader’s “thoughts on the best way forward”.

Biden, who has led an international coalition in applying a slew of economic sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war, wants South Africa’s help in those efforts.

But the South African government has resisted calls to directly condemn Russia for the invasion citing close historical ties to Moscow due to the Soviet Union’s support for the anti-apartheid struggle.

Meanwhile, some argue that the economic crisis in Zimbabwe was caused by corruption and looting of national resources by political elites in the ruling ZANU PF, not by sanctions imposed on the southern African country at the turn of the millennium.

The U.S. imposed sanctions, known as ZDERA on Zimbabwe following Robert Mugabe’s administration-initiated fast-track land reform programme that was marred by “gross human rights violations.”

America has always maintained that sanctions were attracted by human rights violations and will only be removed when Zimbabwe implement requisite reforms.

Statistics suggest that hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans fled the country twenty years ago when the economy collapsed, most of them in South Africa.

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8 comments on “Ramaphosa Tells Biden That Sanctions Forcing Zimbabweans To Migrate To Neighbouring Countries

  1. Ramaphosa the truth of the matter is, Zanu pf is the biggest Sanction to Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 and to Southern Africa. Your weakness is seen when you don’t present facts as they are. You are protecting Zanu pf thugs, the pressure you will experience in South Africa. I wish all Sanctions are removed and this will expose Zanu pf who are hiding behind Sanctions . Tell the world how Zanu pf is looting and looting everything. Tell the world how Corrupt are your friends in Zimbabwe.

    1. Mr anonymous I know why u do not want to be named. U should be locked up for badmouthing your own country. If u care about Zimbabwe you would not want Zim to be owned and ruled by our former oppressors thru the CCC.

    2. ZDERA must go…why adding more illegal sanctions on corrupt Administration?
      Zimbabweans populace is being abused by the American Government and EU Block of Countries. .
      Illegal Sanctions must removed with immediate effect so that we can see how ZANU-PF Government performs..

    1. Illegal Sanctions is crawling towards the South African Government. .Because South Africa is friend of Russian Government as they are BRICS Members. .South Africa wont against Russian Government. .Those illegal sanctions must come to South Africa so that you will be happy. .

  2. I don’t think the UN appointed reporter &investigator would come out with such a document detailing the damage the sanctions have done to the people of Zimbabwe if is was all a lie

    1. Illegal Sanctions is crawling towards the South African Government. .Because South Africa is friend of Russian Government as all are BRICS Members. .South Africa wont go against Russian Government. .Those illegal sanctions must come to South Africa so that you will be happy. .

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