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Mnangagwa Speaks on Trump’ Sanctions: “America Isn’t the Only Country in the World”

ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired back at US President Donald Trump on sanctions saying the US is not the only country in the world.

Trump last week signed into law the amended Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (ZIDERA) aimed at continued sanctions against Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ZANU PF party.

Trump acted following the human rights abuses that have seen soldiers shooting civilians and also raiding neighbourhoods. Scores have been violently pushed out of their homes some houses destroyed as ZANU PF punishes opposition members voting against it.

ZANU PF has since reacted against the development claiming the sanctions on ZANU PF will bring poverty on the masses. A recent poll however says military brutality is the real cause of poverty.


Notwithstanding, Mnangagwa told the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), besides the US, there were several other countries in the world co-operating with him.

“If we are going to cry because some capital elsewhere is imposing sanctions, then we will fail our nation,” he said.

He added saying, “we must look at the resources which we have and utilise those resources that we have to the maximum for the benefit of our country…”

“Number two, we are enjoying support from Sadc and we must co-operate with Sadc. Number three, we enjoy support from the AU. Again we must exploit that support from the continent and succeed. Number four, we enjoy support from other countries other than America.”


Written by How Africa

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