ED Mnangagwa has expressed disappointment of the extension of sanctions by the Trump administration in the same night that Zimbabwe held an anti sanctions march.
Writing on his official social media handles , ED Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is subjected to disproportionate standards.
This is the official statement below
Despite opening up the political space, strengthening the rule of law, transparency, accountability & ramping up the war against corruption, crippling sanctions remain. Zimbabwe is simply held to disproportionate standards like no other country. Enough is enough.
Sanctions, and their negative effect on FDI, have hampered every single sector of our economy. The claim they are targeted is simply not true when banks and entire sectors are cut off from funding. The average Zimbabwean pays the heaviest price.
So we will fight the sanctions just as we continue to engage in the spirit of peaceful coexistence with all nations off the world. This is now the key pillar of our foreign policy. It’s time to end the sanctions. It’s time for Zimbabwe to re-join the family of nations.
ED Mnangagwa seems resolute to demand the lifting of sanctions without implementing the necessary reforms which the US demands as a prerequisite.