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‘Don’t push us too far’ – Zimbabwe

Publish date: 04 November 2019
Issue Number: 848
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Economy

Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Ministry has warned the US embassy in Harare that it has ‘ways and means to deal with it’ decisively in reaction to utterances made by US ambassador Brian Nichols in an interview. A TimesLIVE report notes that Nichols – in an interview with media owner and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's adviser, Trevor Ncube – said complaints about international sanctions were being used as an excuse by a failing regime. As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, the ruling Zani-PF last week held a protest march against EU and US sanctions. Washington responded by adding State Security Minister Owen Ncube to the list. Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo issued a strongly-worded statement saying ‘we have the means to bring this all to an end should we deem it necessary or should we be pushed too far’.

Full TimesLIVE report