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UN Official Tells Zimbabwe To Address Human Rights Abuses

UN Official Tells Zimbabwe To Address Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Zimbabwe, Edward Kallon, has urged the Government to create a conducive environment that allows Zimbabweans who have emigrated to return home and contribute to the development of the country.

Kallon also implored western countries to remove targeted sanctions that they imposed on Zimbabwe at the turn of the millennium.

Kallon made the remarks while speaking at a media briefing in Bulawayo on Tuesday 26 April on the backdrop of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, celebrated annually on April 24

He said Zimbabwe should address human rights abuses and ensure free fair credible elections, among other things. Said Kallon:

I don’t think any Zimbabwean wants to go to another country and I would end by also encouraging the government to make sure they have an enabling environment facilitated for Zimbabweans to come back and rebuild this beautiful country.

You have the human resources, brilliant Zimbabweans who have common interests and natural endowment.

You need foreign direct investment but it is not going to come in the volumes required to push this country forward if sanctions are in place.

That’s why we are saying review sanctions. We call on the government to address human rights abuses, ensure free fair credible elections, open up civic space and encourage civic participation.

I’m sure Zimbabwe will be the Zimbabwe it used to be, a country so strategic with an endowment that it can make its people live a very, very comfortable life.

In response, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana deplored xenophobia, saying Zimbabwe is ready to assist its nationals in South Africa. Said Mangwana:

It’s really sad (that) we at this stage of African solidarity, unity, multilateral approach and borderlessness, I would say the affairs and situation where Africans are discriminated against by Africans.

It’s tragic that these xenophobia sentiments are being whipped and in some cases politicians.

Should there be any of our nationals who want any other type of support they should approach our embassy in South Africa and they will arrange to give the support that is needed.

Earlier this month, Zimbabwean Elvis Nyathi was brutally murdered by a mob in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, for not having a passport.

South Africans blame foreigners for the high levels of crime and unemployment in that country.

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11 Comments

Chiurai 3 weeks ago

America imbomirai izvo. Endai ku Eukrain kukupondwa vanhu daily muchiona pa TV. Human rights abuse inopfuura kuponda kana kupaza imba inogara vanhu ndeipi.
Muda kudherera isusu.


Dira rizare 3 weeks ago

THEY ONLY TALK FOR THE RECORD.NOTHING WILL EVER MATERIALIZE.


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 weeks ago

𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱, 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘃𝘁 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲...𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘇 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀.


😖😖 3 weeks ago

Not even one except Mr and Mrs Mnangagwa and their illegitimate son vybz Kartel


The blood line 3 weeks ago

Elon musk should have bought Zimbabwe

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wanna know 3 weeks ago

why do big western countries have poor to sanction us and why do they not allow other countries like northh korea and Iran to develop nuclear weapons


Freda 3 weeks ago

They control everythng.Information,markets supply chains

DJ Zim 3 weeks ago

why are people still voting for zanu pf🥺why why can someone explain to how why ,the country is almost worthless bcz of these thugs


DJ Zim 3 weeks ago

nyika inolootwa nevene vayo


Zuze 3 weeks ago

A-Looter continua

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

They say patience pays, but RBZ is the very opposite of our patience it never rains but pours for us citizens, we drowning in poverty and now need someone who has people at heart who dont get paid in US$ and force Rtgs$ on other humans, that is the highest level of himan rights abuse so far...



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