- Ace Magashule read a strong statement against the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe
- The ANC supports protests in Zimbabwe against the sanctions and calls it "neo-colonialism"
- The protestors are citing the sanctions as the main cause for the challenges facing the country
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Ace Magashule, the ANC secretary-general, has hit out at the United States of America for their policy of sanctions against South Africa's northern neighbour, Zimbabwe.
In a powerfully worded statement on behalf of the ANC in support of the Zimbabwean people who have taken to the streets to protest against sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the US and the EU.
Briefly.co.za learned that the statement likens the sanctions to "neo-colonialism" and went so far as labelling the attempts to meddle in other countries affairs as an attempt at regime change.
The sanctions, according to the statement are an attempt to subdue foreign nations and maintain the global status quo.
Some believe that the statement was written by Carl Niehaus as it carries some of his style, particularly the use of hyperbole according to the citizen.co.za.
The sanctions were imposed by the US in 2001 in response to the Mugabe regime's land reform policy and the EU issued their own sanctions when, prior to the national vote, European Union observers were kicked out in 2002.
Those affected by the sanctions are high ranking officials of the ruling party and government institutions. In March, Donald Trump extended the US sanctions to include 100 more people and institutions including the president, Mnangagwa.
On Friday, Zimbabweans took to the streets to protest the sanctions imposed on the country by the US and the EU.
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