Zimbabwe: Zuma to plead with UK government to remove targeted sanctions

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
25 February 2010

South African President Jacob Zuma will use his state visit to the UK next week to plead with the British government to remove targeted sanctions against Robert Mugabe and his allies.

Speaking in an interview with the UK Financial Times in Pretoria, Zuma suggested he would be happy even if conditions were set for the removal of the sanctions. He said he was baffled that the targeted sanctions have remained despite there being an inclusive government in place.
“If we were in the shoes of the big countries, I would have said ‘here is an agreement, we are in support of this agreement and lifting sanctions, even conditionally, even for six months to a year, give a chance for this agreement,” Zuma said.

A number of demonstrations against Zuma’s soft stance towards Robert Mugabe have been lined up by [continue reading]

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