The government of Zimbabwe has slammed the United State of America over sanctions slammed on its Minister of Security, Owen Ncube over his alleged involvement in gross violations of human rights.
Zimbabwe’s Minister of Information and Publicity Nick Mangwana told the Herald newspaper on Sunday that the sanctions have cost the country billions of dollars in lost revenue as it battles shortages of basic supplies such as fuel, power and water.
Mr Mangwana also added that the sanctions against his cabinet colleague are “a form of arbitrary justice”.
“The US brands itself a fair country but everything we have seen regarding the sanctions issue has been nothing but obstinate arrogance. I advise anyone to check minister Owen Ncube’s travel history and see whether the US has ever been part of his prime destinations,” Mr Mangwana is quoted as saying.
According to a statement by the US state department, Owen Ncube would be denied entry to America because of evidence he was involved in “gross violations of human rights.”
The US state department also urged the government of Zimbabwe to “hold accountable officials responsible for human rights violations”.
The announcement came the same day that thousands marched in Zimbabwe against US and EU sanctions.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
SPECIAL REPORT: Shell’s inaccurate data raises questions around efforts to control methane emissions in Nigeria
Much worse for the environment than carbon dioxide, despite global efforts to control methane, emissions continue soaring. With over a...
FEATURE…Missing Rig Workers: Tragedy, Injustice and the Depthwize cabal
The serene landscape of Ovhor in Delta State bore witness to a disaster that shook the nation’s conscience. The capsize...
FEATURE… In the shadow of kidnappers: The story of Nigeria’s albatross
For decades, Nigeria has been grappling with a problem that has threatened the safety and stability of its people: kidnapping....
FEATURE: The falling standard of education in Nigeria today: Whose Fault?
Over the years, education has proven to be the fulcrum facilitating national development in any state. Through education, knowledge is...
INVESTIGATION: Failed multi-million naira constituency water projects litter Sokoto communities
Many rural communities in Sokoto State are at the risk of an outbreak of diarrhea and other diseases due to...