Zimbabwe moves to indict sanctions solicitors

by | Nov 4, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments

Staff Writer

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador James Manzou yesterday told Parliament that soon a law will be crafted to prosecute those who advocate for sanctions against Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is under sanctions from the United States of America and her allies.
“The enacting of law that ensures that Zimbabwean persons, both individual and organisation, desist from behaviour that supports illegal sanctions…” Ambassador Manzou told Parliament.

While the EU lifted the economic sanctions under Article 19 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, the remaining measures on the Zimbabwe Defence Industries and on some service chiefs have continued to affect the country’s economy.

“Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade understands that Parliament is already debating the merits of criminalizing the issue of speaking against one’s country and calling for the imposition of sanctions on Zimbabwe.. A motion on the Patriotic Bill is already in the National Assembly,” said Ambassador Manzou.

Ambassador Manzou the law will be crafted by the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.