Recap: What a former US congresswoman said about sanctions?

by | Oct 25, 2021 | International, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

By Pretty Manyewe
People from all over the world have joined SADC in observing October 25 as the regional day of solidarity against sanctions on Zimbabwe.
Diplomats, Presidents, and Politicians from all over the world have been adding their voice to the fight calling on America to discard the unilateral restrictions against Zimbabwe.
It is in times like these that denialists try to raise their voice, in a bid to discredit the lobbying that is happening around the issue of sanctions, lying that they are targeted.
However, wisdom shared by former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney who was in congress when ZIDERA was enacted explained the effect of the sanctions.
“No one should be surprised that US Policy hurts people and therefore US Sanctions Policy hurts people. It doesn’t matter what the United States says it’s intentions are, the bottom line is the intentions of US Policy are to make the people scream and they will turn the screw until the people scream. I think that’s what happened in Zimbabwe, I think it’s very clear,” she said.
Mc Kinney served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first African American woman elected to represent Georgia in the House.
McKinney`s comments fly in the face of the United States Embassy in Harare, which has been rolling out frantic tweets trying to argue that sanctions are not hurting ordinary citizens.
Their surrogates, like Hopewell Chin`ono and Nkosana Moyo, like clockwork have been making incoherent claims that sanctions are inconsequential, despite the facts being there for everyone to see.