AU maintains stance on sanctions

by | Oct 28, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments


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The African Union has joined Governments across the world in the growing collective call against sanctions on Zimbabwe.

This comes after the Zimbabweans in different cities held peaceful demonstrations, in which they were calling for the removal of sanctions on October 25 (the SADC Anti-Sanctions day) demanding for the lifting of all sanctions.

In a statement Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahammat said;

“The African Union renews its demand for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed against the Republic of Zimbabwe and in support of the SADC commemoration of Anti-Sanctions Day.”

Faki expressed his concern on the negative impact of the continued sanctions against Zimbabwe have on the country’s socio-economic development and recovery efforts.

“I reaffirm the commitment of the African Union has in working closely with SADC to support all regional efforts and in this regard, the African Union associates itself fully with the statement issued by the Chairperson of SADC, President Lazarus Chakwera,” he said.

The AU statement gave Zimbabweans reassurance that they are not alone in the fight against illegally constituted sanctions.