SADC maintains stance on Zim sanctions

by | Aug 18, 2021 | International | 0 comments

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SADC heads of state have reiterated the call for the unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

These sentiments were unanimously shared at the just ended 41st SADC ordinary summit.

President Mnangagwa arrived back in the country earlier today from the summit, which was being held under the theme “Bolstering Productive Capacities in the face of COVID-19 Pandemic for Inclusive, Sustainable Economic and Industrial Transformation”.

In a communique, SADC said economic sanctions against Zimbabwe are unfair and must go.

“Summit reiterated its call on the unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on the Republic of Zimbabwe and support Zimbabwe in the ongoing socio-economic strengthening efforts,” SADC said.

Zimbabwe has been under the illegally imposed sanctions by the United States since 2003.

The sanctions have crippled and slowed down the growth rate of the country’s economy over the years.

However, against all odds the Second Republic is striving to ensure that Zimbabwe becomes an upper middle-income economy by 2030.