SADC Urges Zimbabwe Sanctions Review

via Business Week -Southern African Group’s Head Urges Zimbabwe Sanctions Review

Joyce Banda, chairwoman of the Southern African Development Community, called on western nations to review sanctions against Zimbabwe after the country’s presidential election last month.

“I want the West to review its position on the sanctions in Zimbabwe,” Banda, who also is Malawi’s president, said in remarks at the closing of an SADC summit meeting held in her country’s capital, Lilongwe. “Zimbabweans deserve better and Zimbabweans have suffered enough.”

Sanctions against Zimbabweans including President Robert Mugabe were imposed in 2003 by U.S. President George W. Bush, a Republican, and were continued under his Democratic successor, Barack Obama. Mugabe was re-elected for another five-year term. The SADC has 15 members including Angola and Mozambique.

 

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    MikeH 7 years ago

    Yep ! Review sanctions with a view to increasing them.

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    You just endorsed the elections so you think anyone ‘out there’ will take you seriously well you mumble like that, that’s y Africa won’t get a permanent seat on the UN Security Counsil…and you say its RACISM…its because our leadership leaves a lot to be desired…

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    Rudadiso 7 years ago

    “I want sanctions reviewed. ..Zimbabweans have suffered enough”. You as who? When a country’s ruler chooses to travel a certain path, he/she is responsible for the outcome. Quite how people who are running their own countries and are accountable to their own electorate can be held responsible is buffoonery at it’s worst.

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    Chiwaridzo 7 years ago

    lift the travel ban on these despots , so when they travel to western countries we can carry out a citizen’s arrest on them for human rights violations etc.

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    By endorsing zim elections stupid Joice, you have already made it difficult for Matibili and disgrace to invade Europe for their shopping sprees. You want those travelling sanctions lifted so that those thugs can go and our wealth in Europe.

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    “When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.” Proverbs 29:16

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    Zimguard80 7 years ago

    This Joyce Banda is a Jezebel. Who does she think she is? She just a street woman given to loose morals. We thought she was made of better stuff, only to open her mouth as well as dropping her dirty knickers in public like a village prostitute high on illicit beer now soliciting for illicit sex. “I want the West to review its position on the sanctions in Zimbabwe,” Banda, who also is Malawi’s president, said in remarks at the closing of an SADC summit meeting held in her country’s capital, Lilongwe. “Zimbabweans deserve better and Zimbabweans have suffered enough.” You’re better advised to leave Zimbabweans alone you Jezebel!!!

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    Collin Mackenzie 7 years ago

    I have noticed something that this is an MDC site
    What has made me come to the conclusion is the way and the manner the headings are written and this site never speaks about Zanu PF in a positive light or even about any other topics apart from Mugabe this and Mugabe that.
    What about the new toll roads the Diamond mine just outside Gweru that is doing wonders or about the local tobacco farming doubling the out put
    This is Zimbabwe situation not Mugabe situation please There’s more to Zimbabwe than Mugabe and MDc please or just un subscribe me from this propaganda site

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      Colon – if you weren’t so full of it all the time you’d have been blocked already …. we keep you on because you’re probably a good reflection of a disproportionately sad malaise that’s infected Africa but your views do have a place. So stay on as a guest and engage as best you can or go away as you see fit.