DR MNANGAGWA https://t.co/AjpuvvAuQp
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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the lifting of “illegal economic sanctions” imposed by the West on his nation, and appealed to the United Nations to help bring an end to them, saying they are seriously affecting the country’s development.
In a pre-recorded speech delivered virtually to the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Mnangagwa said like other nations, COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on Zimbabwe, which have been compounded by the sanctions.
Mnangagwa said his country has registered “notable achievements” toward reaching the SDG, as far as improving the lives of its citizens.
Sticking to his government’s position that there is no crisis in the country, despite the outcry by human rights groups, Mnangagwa told the General Assembly that Zimbabwe is respecting the constitution and the rule of law.
He also said Zimbabwe is respecting property rights, referring to the government’s recent pledge to compensate white farmers stripped of their land, $US3.5 billion.