AFRICANGLOBE – Removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe will top the agenda of the coming summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc).
The minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Palamagamba Kabudi said this was one of the recommendations which will be presented to the regional leaders during their Summit over the weekend.
He told journalists at the end of the bloc’s session of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday that the decision was arrived at because the situation in the once troubled southern Africa country has normalized.
“The situation in Zimbabwe has normalized with the recent successful elections and a new political dispensation”, he told journalists at the end of the meeting late Wednesday.
Prof Kabudi said Sadc countries do not see any reason why sanctions imposed against Zimbabwe – a bonafide Sadc member – some years ago should continue.
The sanctions were imposed by the western countries nearly 20 years ago during the leadership of the president Robert Mugabe following the reclamation of commercial farms from white settlers who forcibly took over the land from Zimbabweans.
By: Zephania Ubwani
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