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Chamisa-led MDC Alliance Rubbishes UN Report On Sanctions

Chamisa-led MDC Alliance Rubbishes UN Report On Sanctions

Opposition MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has rubbished United Nations special rapporteur Alena Douhan’s report on the outcome of her findings on the impact of Western sanctions on Zimbabwe.

The party described the report as pre-determined as it did not capture the opposition’s views.

MDC Alliance vice-president Tendai Biti claimed in a tweet on Wednesday evening that the UN special envoy exposed her bias by releasing her report mid-way into their meeting. Biti tweeted:

We are shocked that the UN and Douhan released its statement in the middle of our consultation. We are the biggest political party in Zimbabwe and we consider such conduct fraudulent, unprofessional and predetermined.

As MDC Alliance, we had a meeting with the UN special rapporteur on coercive measures, Douhan, from 3pm to 5pm this (Wednesday) afternoon. She advised us that our views would be considered and that she would hold a Press conference and then issue a Press statement (on Thursday).

The MDC Alliance delegation that met Douhan included Biti, party secretary-general Chalton Hwende, secretary for international relations Gladys Hlyatwayo and welfare secretary Maureen Kademaunga.

Biti described Douhan’s preliminary report as a scandal since it was issued while they were still in a meeting with her. Part of the UN report read:

Unilateral sanctions, secondary sanctions and over-compliance in their complexity have exacerbated the pre-existing economic and humanitarian crisis, inhibiting the building of essential infrastructure and international and inter-institutional co-operation necessary for the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

Douhan’s 10-day visit to probe the impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe ended on Wednesday with an address to the media on her findings.

The UN accused Western countries of influencing her tour by allegedly threatening civic society organisations against meeting her.

Douhan also called for meaningful dialogue between Harare and the West, opposition parties, civic organisations and other stakeholders.

A final report will be tabled at the UN Human Rights Commission in September 2020.

But analyst Alexander Rusero said Biti was undiplomatic in his claims adding that “Biti should understand that a preliminary

Another analyst, Eldred Masunungure said described Douhan’s release of the preliminary statement as “an attempt to undermine the opinions of other contributors.”

While the UN has called for lifting of sanctions by the West against Zimbabwe as they are hurting the economy, the United States has reiterated that corruption was behind Zimbabwe’s economic woes.

More: NewsDay

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18 Comments

Noma 8 months ago

Kkkkk haa zvakaoma ummm


Jamwanda 8 months ago

It's high time they are treated with tough 🧤... MDC have bn treated softly for long time


Rev:Mlubale Leonard Ndlovu 8 months ago

Yes on my own view,I think the so called sanctions ,whether targated or not,must be *removed* for the benefit of all Zimbabweans ,NOT FOR ZANU PF or MDC ALLIANCE because the most suffering group are citizens of this country.The party leaders are enjoying,having mansions,expensive vehicles,businesses and to mention but a few


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Nyamuteyi Takateya 8 months ago

@ Elyse usaite nungo dzekushandisa pfungwa uchingogutsurira zvese zvese unozvishaisa chiremera chedehenya rako iro ahiii!

Ukuramba kuti Zanu ikurova vanhu nekuzama kuponda here🙄


Mr T 8 months ago

He he he. Thats why mdc staged so many assassination attempts last week. Kuti report ibude ichinzi hazviite....
We all know zanu haipotse kana vakuda. Havaite ma assassination attempts


siera alpha 8 months ago

Mr T na elyse musaite semu grade 2.zvimwe zvacho pepukai

King KODZO 8 months ago

HO NHAI.

Elyse 8 months ago

Taura Zanu chaiyo hatipotse, ended haiite zvipachena zvakapusa izvo.
Unoti vatadza kungono smear covid-19 virus pamaoffices ake here then paano enda kuchipatara votobaya havo pain killer tine slow poison munhu otoenda.
😂😂😂

Chief 8 months ago

Kahure ako kanopenga. Ma sanctions ndiwo akaita kuti ana chiyangwa vano looter ma industrial machines ku Bulawayo here? Vanhu fungai imi zanu has to go or else kurikuzoita civil War ichatangiwa nama faction ezanu. Imagine izvezvi vamwe varikurwira ku controller province.. Zvorevei izvozvo? Muchapepuka makumanyira out hondo yapisa seku Libya


Jambezi 8 months ago

We look back in anger

2008 we gave MDC the vote
They had parliamentary majority at one time Lovemore Moyo was the speaker of parliament

For those good 5years they could notfacilitate the enactment of any piece of legislation to democratize Zimbabwe

WHAT WE WENT WRONG?


Tang ku 8 months ago

You mugrade2 you are a destitute somehow you need to visit a psychiatrist let tell you UN yakatumira hure iro"Douhan' kuti risvsiirwe namnangagwa kuti vapiwe cup yengoda


siera alpha 8 months ago

mind your language

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 8 months ago

TRULY SPEAKING IF ZIMBABWE WANTS SANCTIONS TO BE REMOVED, IT MUST COMPLY WITH VERY SIMPLE REQUEST THAT OF OBSERVING HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW. PEOPLE ARE BEING ABDUCTED, TORTURED, MAIMED AND KILLED IN THE STREETS BY SOLDIERS.

TRUE OPPOSITION PARTIES ARE DENIED CHANCES TO CAMPAIGN IN CERTAIN AREAS WHERE MALCONTENTS BARRICADE ROADS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE POLICE.

WHILE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND EUROPEAN UNION RESPECT UNITED NATIONS, THEY WILL NOT REMOVE SANCTIONS UNTILL ZIMBABWE COMPLIES WITH THE RULE OF LAW PRINCIPLES AND STOPS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Chikandamina 8 months ago

Alena kwaanga ari,haaite zvinofadzaa mativi ose.lets wait and see.


MuGrade 2 8 months ago

Biti uyu achapedzisira apinda musango


Nyamuteyi Takateya 8 months ago

MuGrade 2 Special class chaiyo....ukanyarara hako haumbonzi haupo.

Kkkk 8 months ago

I think Biti has defaulted in taking his medicine. He is a mental case. We deal with a lunatic here. He last took his pills in 2013.


Nyamuteyi Takateya 8 months ago

Mental case is cursed upon you who r3fuse to see and accept the reality.
Zanu pf zvitadzo zvayo kunherera hauzvioni?
Svinura nguva ichipo usakundwe nevana vembwa.


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