The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has demanded that the punishment imposed by the US on his country should end because the US has demonstrated that they do not have the “moral power to condemn another nation.”
Mnangagwa took to Twitter to respond after violence erupted in the Capitol building in the US in the midst of Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the US election.
He wrote: “President Trump extended painful economic sanctions on Zimbabwe last year, citing concerns about the democracy of Zimbabwe.”
“Yesterday’s present evidence that the U.S. has no moral power to condemn another nation under the guise of upholding democracy. These restrictions must end.”
He added: “I would like to congratulate President-elect @JoeBiden again on his appointment as President of the United States for the 46th time.”
“Zimbabwe is, as it always has been, ready to work together as friends and partners with the U.S for the benefit of both our peoples.”