Botswana: Khama Urges Lifting of Zimbabwe Sanctions

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Wene Owino
9 November 2010

Gaborone — President Ian Khama of Botswana said yesterday that he wants sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted to deny ZANU-PF the “lame excuse” it uses to undermine the unity government formed with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC.

He said Botswana wants sanctions lifted to help provide a conducive climate for the Global Peace Agreement (GPA) to succeed and because ZANU-PF chooses to use the sanctions as an excuse not to fully deliver within the process they are a part of.

“This lame excuse should be put to the test,” President Khama told the Botswana Parliament in his state of the nation address.

He said that contrary to media reports, his country has not changed its position on Zimbabwe.

Botswana has been one of the most vocal critics of President Robert Mugabe and [continue reading]

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