The United States Of America imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister amid violation of human rights concerns.
The state security minister “Owen Ncube” would be denied entry to the US because of his involvement in “gross violations of human rights”, a state department statement pointed out.
The US called on Zimbabwe’s government to “hold accountable officials responsible for human rights violations”.
This announcement came along, the same day that thousands of citizens marched in Zimbabwe against US and EU sanctions.
However, both the US and EU explained that the sanctions have been imposed on individuals and companies and have no impact on the economy.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s government took upon themselves by making Friday a public holiday and providing buses for anti-sanctions marchers.
The President “Emmerson Mnangagwa” reportedly addressed crowds explaining that the sanctions are “neither smart nor targeted”.
“Their impact on our daily lives is immeasurable and the consequences are dire,” he added.
But those who are not in support of how the president addressed the public, have argued that he is trying to distract citizens from a seeing that this could cause deep economic crisis that could send them to inflation soaring and cause incomes to plummet.
However, Fewer people than expected turned up to the main protest.