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Proposed Law Threatens Zimbabwe Sanctions Proponents

An influential group from Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party is calling for proponents of targeted sanctions against top government officials to be “punished severely.” Expand Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 24, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The group, known as the “war veterans,” has recently urged parliament to enact a law to criminalize the call for sanctions, with punishments similar to murder and rape. Speaking before parliament on Tuesday, a ZANU-PF member said those who call for sanctions should be given…

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