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Zimbabwe: Opposition Parties In POLAD Call Upon EU To Remove Sanctions

Zimbabwe: Opposition Parties In POLAD Call Upon EU To Remove Sanctions

Opposition parties in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD), have called upon the European Union (EU) to remove sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe two decades ago.

They say the Southern African country has made tremendous progress in implementing economic and political reforms, as was being demanded by the EU.

In a statement, POLAD, a dialogue platform created by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in May 2029 following calls for the need for dialogue with the opposition to find solutions for the country’s problems, said the EU) should pursue multilateralism and desist from prescriptive diplomacy which borders on interference.

This comes after the EU which this week removed the last remaining Zimbabwean citizens from its sanctions.

POLAD’s International Relations and Re-engagement Committee (IRRC) said while it is encouraged by the latest decision taken by the EU, which removed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander Philip Valerio Sibanda and former First Lady Grace Mugabe from the sanctions list, there is need for the 27-member bloc to go a step further and remove any form of an embargo on Zimbabwe.

POLAD IRRC encourages the EU to desist from what seemingly is clear interference in Zimbabwe’s democratic and governance space by prescribing to the Government how to administer not only its laws but, the governance architecture.

Zimbabwe continues to make positive strides to engage with the West and the West has reciprocated the gesture by welcoming Zimbabwe back as part of the international community.

This is evidenced by the recent international invitations extended to Zimbabwe namely, Cop-26 in Scotland and the EU-Africa Summit held in Brussels.

POLAD IRRC remains concerned by the unwillingness of the EU to review the illegal restrictive measures on the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Industries (ZDI). Polad IRRC reiterates that, these illegal restrictive measures are not targeted, but have for the last 20 years, demonstrated that they have far-reaching negative impact on ordinary Zimbabweans.

POLAD also said it acknowledges that the implementation of democratic reforms is a work in progress adding that any assistance that the EU may extend to assist Zimbabwe in its quest to realise its international human rights obligations is welcome.

The West imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe at the turn of the millennium in response to the land reform programme that was marred by reports of human rights abuses.

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19 Comments

Jenarari 2 months ago

Ndibatsireiwo vanhu vashe. Herald iri kutiudza kuti Opposition Parties in POLAD....

1. Which are the opposition parties? Why not mention their names?

2. How many seats do they have in parliament (discounting those they were given by proxy aka Captuerd Supreme Court)?

3. How many votes individually and collectively did they get in the last election?

4. There is mention of this IRRC committee. Who are the members of this nice-sounding committee. Kuti tingozivawo their bona fides. Unless the Herald is hiding Jojo Chiramba under this disguise.

Tokumbirawo kuziva


General 2 months ago

Chaora chinhu ichi ana madhuku busy bootylicking chete .


Kwest Myguy 2 months ago

Siyai EU tangai nekufonera government


Munhu waShe 2 months ago

Kunevese varikuti masanction abviswe hutongi hwehudzvanyiriri hurimuno hamusikuhuona here tave nhapwa mmunyika medu


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

I read an article by Kofi Annan saying they designed sanctions to make people turn against their governments, and i was like ok wat a lyf...


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gift masawi 2 months ago

chamisa ndiye honzeri yema sanctions ngaaende anotaura kuti zvakwana.
isu vatendi tinongoziva kuti zvatoita ose achabva ma sanctions.
Prophet Elijah akati achinamatira mvura vakaona a small cloud rabuda akati mhanyayi yauya mvura chokwadi yakauya mvura.
We pray and watch in Jesus name.


JC Form IV 2 months ago

Really!!! 🤮🤮🤮

If my memory serves me right, Chamisa at the time was a student activist. If he was instrumental in getting sanctions imposed on certain individuals as a student, then Chamisa anorema.

He deserves leadership of the country.
Better than the current clueless crop we have

Simpuru

The gentleman in yellow 2 months ago

Again with the sanctions fu*k mhani,ngavapinde mukati me government yavo vaone masanctions chaiwo, siyai EU mubvise zvakaora mugovernment


Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

Pᴏʟᴀᴅ ᴡʜʏ ᴀᴄᴄᴇᴘᴛ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ʏᴏʏᴏᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ Mɴᴀɴɢᴀɢᴡᴀ's ᴡʜɪᴍs? As ғᴀʀ ᴀs Zɪᴍ's ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄᴀʟ ʟᴀɴᴅsᴄᴀᴘᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ɪʀʀᴇʟᴇᴠᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ɪssᴜᴇs ᴏғ ɢᴏᴠᴇʀɴᴇss, ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ɴᴏᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴅᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴏʙʙʏɪɴɢ ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɪɴ ᴀᴄᴛᴏʀ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍɪᴅsᴛ. Yᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴀʟʟ ɪs ᴊᴜsᴛ ɪɴᴀᴜᴅɪʙʟᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ Cʜᴀᴍɪsᴀ.


𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

True that

Truth 2 months ago

Kubvisa sanctions on Chiwenga and Sibanda? The united states is always a deceiver.its one of their divide and rule tactics. They know there's war mumba. They stand to gain


Makelanwi 2 months ago

POLAD??YOU are being used by ED,why your political parties are not participating in the forthcoming polls?Your relevance in the political landscape in this country is somehow questionable .


Ini zvangu 2 months ago

These are not parties, but individuals singing for their supper. True, very irrelevant to our political and economic cause.

vggbyy ahhh 2 months ago

ahh vamwe vakatopfuura muna 2029


JC Form IV 2 months ago

Not only 2029 my brother, but vaakutaura chokwadi manje - Zimbabwe Defence Industries now has its correct name ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES INDUSTRY. Kuti vagadzire ma bullets ekupfura innocent civilians as in 2018 (August) and January 2021

Simpuru

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

Wasara wangu !
Rig n get to 2029 too

Tops 2 months ago

EU HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL AT THIS MOMENT WITH RUSSIA AND UKRAINE


Chikandamina 2 months ago

Chihumbwa .


factos 2 months ago

liqonda ukuvuma ukusetshenziswa



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