Zuma says sanctions hurting efforts for free and fair poll in Zimbabwe

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
22 February 2010

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has said efforts to create a conducive environment for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe are being hampered by targeted sanctions against Robert Mugabe and his allies.

Zuma told journalists over the weekend that sanctions were undermining his efforts to push Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai to agree an electoral framework that could guarantee a free and fair vote.

‘We want to create a conducive environment so that they can have elections to choose their own government but the continuation of sanctions is undermining the agreement,’ Zuma said.

The European Union last week extended the targeted sanctions on Mugabe and his inner circle by another year citing lack of [continue reading]

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