United Sates mulling punishing Zambia over deportation of Biti.

Saturday 11.08.18

The United States Government is actively considering meting out some unspecified sanctions against  Zambia for the expulsion of Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti in the early hours of Thursday.

In press statement released  by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the American government expresses concern on human rights abuses by the Zimbabwean government against its citizens especially opposition supporters, and regrets the action by the Zambian authorities to deport Tendai Biti

“The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. There should be no role for violence, intimidation or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also deeply concerned that Zambia chose to hand over former Minister of Finance Tendai Biti to the Zimbabwean authorities and in the face of a reported Zambian court order blocking his expulsion from Zambia”, read part of the statement.

The US cited the Zambian Government decision as ‘disheartening’ taking into account the country’s courageous history in sheltering refugees from Rhodesian aggression.

“We will be discussing this matter with Zambia’s leaders and reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation with the Zambian Government”, wrote the State Department Spokesperson.

2 Comments on “Eastern Province Chiefs Refuse to ban UPND.”

  1. Maambo
    June 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    Maambo
    It s unfortunate that the people who call others tribalist, are hypocrites. They themselves are real tribalist.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. OneNation
    June 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    Unlike Chiefs from other regions, the Eastern Chiefs have responded to this nonsense in very clear terms. One would have hoped other Chiefs would have also reprimanded their subjects when they spewed nonsense and all the mess we are in now would have been avoided. But do not add your stuff ba Watchdog – did Senior Chief Nzamane refer to the President in his reprimand of Edwin Sakala?

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