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U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, shakes hands during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, in an August 15, 2018 file photo.TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/AP

Biden Administration Puts Zimbabwe on Notice

March 27, 2021

By Nevson Mpofu

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, shakes hands during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, in an August 15, 2018 file photo.TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/AP
U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, shakes hands during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, in an August 15, 2018 file photo.TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/AP

Following its policy of Democracy and social justice respect follow-up to its destination for the good of all , USA tighten screws end of this week accusing Zimbabwe ‘ s President of abuse of power , abuse of office by President Mnangagwa since 2017 , gross human rights violation , unwarranted arrests of Opposition officials , Closing of space for MDC Party  .

‘’There are illegal recalls of MDC Parliamentarians, abuse of office and close of space for MDC Alliance. ‘’ The USA STATE Department, has been watching this since 2017. says US State Department Spokes-person  , Ned Price

Price was quoted as well saying out that the US is keep watching Zimbabwe, following on events since the time President Mnangagwa got into office

‘’USA is following events.  On 17 March this year ZANU PF tried to strip MDC ALLIANCE members of their elected seats. Since 2020 March, there are 39 ousted MPs and 81 elected local officials, Zimbabwe is undermining Democracy, rule of law ‘’  .

Since the start of covid-19, several tight regulations have been passed. These have been a blow to MDC Alliance political activities. The party was closed its space to do activities which were meant to bring change to the country, this has been said .

An official with the USA Embassy in Harare notes as well that there are several activities which were meant to be carried by MDC Alliance which were blocked in the name of covid-19 .

‘’ A number of MDC Activities were blocked in the hide of covid-19 .  There are a number of regulations that were passed by the Government of Zimbabwe which were a benefit to MDC Alliance and the people.’’ says a pseudonym from the Embassy in Harare.

‘’Gatherings blocked since the time of covid-19 were meant to target MDC Alliance. ZANU-PF had a number of gatherings not disturbed. The party had gathered a move to bring change to the people, but nothing came out of that, Every move was blocked in the name of covid- 19.  Says a Poi8ltica Activist Jairos Samombe .

Civil-Society Organisations lament lack of respect to Democracy and rule of Liberty and Law following the arrest of Job Sikhala , Johanna Mamonbe  , Fadzai Mahere and Journalists who were taken as political activists . Due to several political un-rests, MDC Alliance lost its Party Head-Office in Harare.

‘’ USA State Department has watch since 2017 . President Mnangagwa has never fulfilled his promises. We keep watch to this ‘’

‘’We have added 4 security officials to the list of sanctions against Zimbabwe. Comes again  Ned Price, Spokesperson for USA State Department .

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