The benefits for such harlotry should be really big, otherwise i cant think of a reason why someone as half literate as Tendai can go against all reason and evidence to categorically argue that zimbabwe is not under sanctions. Ironically debates in the House of Lords have made reference to these blanket economic measures that are punishing every Zimbabwean. Lord Howell of Guildford has been particularly strong against these shadowy sanctions.
For example this is what Howell said at the beggining of this year:
“As we renew pressure on Zimbabwe, should we not look at the other, shadow sanctions which are hurting the poorest people, particularly the withholding of some loans from international institutions and development banks and other investment? Should we not try to refocus the whole of our operation vis-à-vis Zimbabwe in ways which hit the criminals who are ruling the country and do not hit the poor people who are starving in very large numbers and longing for greater help, as the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, and the noble Lord, Lord Alton, rightly identified?”
So is Tererai telling us that he has more knowledge about these issues that Lord Howell of Guildford or president Mbeki? In what capacity is he denying the existence of obvious economic asphyxiation measures that even the loonies in the NCA have condemned and distanced themselves from? Even the MDC inclined Kagoro has came out condemning these sanctions.
Karimakwenda should take his puppetry a mile backwards.
Mbeki Adopts Mugabe Line On Non-Existent 'Sanctions'
SW Radio Africa (London)
27 August 2007
Posted to the web 27 August 2007
By Tererai Karimakwenda
There are no sanctions currently imposed on Zimbabwe by Western nations or anyone else. There are targeted sanctions that affect only the ruling elite assets and their ability to travel.
Yet Robert Mugabe, who is acknowledged by many as a master of propaganda, has managed to create a media frenzy around this issue, constantly blaming sanctions for destroying Zimbabwe's economy. Now South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki is reported to have adopted this spin. Media reports quote Mbeki as saying SADC should "do all that it can to help Zimbabwe address the issue of sanctions," which are hurting the country's economy. In a report back about discussions on Zimbabwe that took place at the recent SADC summit in Lusaka, Mbeki is said to have blamed Western nations, including the US, UK and Australia, for imposing these so-called sanctions on Zimbabwe.
The South African president is also quoted as saying: "Sanctions also damage the image of Zimbabwe, causing a severe blow to her tourist sector." Mbeki made other policy recommendations, but it is the "sanctions" issue that has aroused concern.