Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairperson and Namibian president Hage Geingob on Monday called for the unconditional lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe.
The 76-year-old president has been under pressure, especially from human rights groups and from sections of the international community, ever since the army was deployed last month to quell protests.
Efforts by the new Zimbabwean government to revive the ailing economy are being hampered by economic sanctions, Geingob said, adding that SADC regional leaders want these (sanctions) lifted.
“The heads of state and government of SADC noted that efforts by the Zimbabwean government to address the economic challenges and bring about prosperity of the people of Zimbabwe was negatively affected by illegal sanctions that were imposed on the country since the early 2000,” Geingob said in a statement.
“The SADC expresses its solidarity with the government and people of the republic of Zimbabwe and calls on the international community to unconditionally lift all sanctions imposed on the country,” he said.
The SADC region has noted concerted efforts by the Zimbabwean government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa to improve the standard of living through improving the economy, Geingob said.
more recommended stories
Zimbabwe trade deficit drops 90% due to foreign currency shortages
HARARE – Zimbabwe’s trade deficit dropped.
Chamisa roping in members of Zanu PF (G40) says Pressure group
A pressure group going by the.
Zimbabwe nearly doubles bread price as economic woes mount
The price of bread nearly doubled.
President Mnangagwa says let’s openly talk about Gukurahundi
Zimbabwe- President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe not well; currently in Singapore for treatment.
Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe is.
President Mnangagwa says compensation only for elderly white farmers
Harare – The Zimbabwe government will.