JUST IN: Sanctions an attack on human rights – President

Source: JUST IN : Sanctions an attack on human rights – President | The Herald September 26, 2019

JUST IN : Sanctions an attack on human rights – PresidentPresident Mnangagwa addresses a high-level meeting at the 74th United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Zvamaida Murwira in New York, United States
President Mnangagwa has said illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West have slowed down the country’s development and constitute an attack on human rights of the people of the southern African nation.

The Head of State said this here during his address to the 74th United Nations General Assembly meeting. He applauded Southern Africa for standing by Zimbabwe in calling for the unconditional removal of the two-decade embargo.


”These sanctions constitute a denial of the human rights of the people of Zimbabwe to develop and improvement of their quality of life.

“Furthermore, sanctions are slowing down on progress, inhibiting our economic recovery and punishing the poorest of the poor,” he said.

The President called on the United Nations to assert its authority and honour its principles by reining in on countries that imposed the sanctions.

He said countries that practiced racism and unfairness must be challenged.

“As United Nations let us boldly honour the principles of our Charter. The wrong of the world must be set right. Unfair practices must be challenged just like racism and all forms of oppression by man must be opposed and rejected,” said President Mnangagwa.


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    Saddened 3 years ago

    Hmm, Racism like stealing from people because they are White?
    Oppression like abducting opposition members, shooting demonstrators, denying freedom of speak. The list goes on.
    If anything the UN should tell him the sanctions are not enough and he should learn some democracy and decency

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    Cynical 3 years ago

    And all the foreign delegates walked out as soon as he walked to the podium. Must tell you something….

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    Kunry 3 years ago

    Who can tell this idiot that sanctions do not shot people or abduct people from their homes. You are worse off than sanctions. Zimbabweans can do much better with sanctions without your leadership.