ZIMBABWE: BRITAIN HINTS ON FRESH SANCTIONS ON UNREPENTANT ZIM GOVERNMENT | AfriTV Online

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration could be staring a fresh dosage of British sanctions after recent cases of human gross human rights violations and corruption got attention from the former colonial master's parliament.   British Under Se...

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ZIMBABWE: BRITAIN HINTS ON FRESH SANCTIONS ON UNREPENTANT ZIM GOVERNMENT

Published by: A. Odean
10/30/2020 04:22 PM

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration could be staring a fresh dosage of British sanctions after recent cases of human gross human rights violations and corruption got attention from the former colonial master's parliament.

 

British Under Secretary of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Elizabeth Sugg said Number 10 Downing Street was seriously considering imposing more sanctions on Zimbabwe.

 

She said this in response to Labour Party politician Peter Hain who had asked him to explain specific steps the British government was taking to sanction those responsible for brutality on civilians in Zimbabwe.

 

This was during a heated discussion in the House of Lords, the upper house of the highly influential bicameral British parliament.

 

"My Lords, what specific steps have the government taken to sanction those responsible, including government Ministers, for massive human rights violations in Zimbabwe, such as the abduction and torture of Joana Mamombe and her colleagues in June? She continues to be viciously harassed through the criminal justice system, and police brutality is continuing with impunity: for example, throwing tear gas into a crowded bus on 12 October," Hain asked.

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