NEW: SA reiterates position on Zim sanctions

22 Sep, 2022 - 12:09 0 Views
NEW: SA reiterates position on Zim sanctions

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor yesterday added her voice to the clarion call to have sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe removed.

In a speech at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Dr Pandor said unilateral measures against sovereign nations impede development.

“South Africa calls for an end to the embargo against Cuba, which continues to impede the right to development of her people,” she said.

“In the same vein, we call for an end to unilateral coercive measures against Zimbabwe, which have compounded the problems experienced by the people of Zimbabwe and have a detrimental effect on the broader Southern African region.”

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa last week told US President Joe Biden that the embargo against Zimbabwe had weakened its economy and caused a regional migration crisis.


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