SENIOR STAFF WRITER
firstname.lastname@example.orgWESTERN countries yesterday expressed concern that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, is failing to fulfil inauguration promises he made two years ago and urged him to allow dialogue to end the political crisis.
“Covid-19 must not be used as an excuse to restrict citizens’ fundamental freedoms. Freedom of press, of opinion, and assembly are all universally recognised human rights and are guaranteed by the Zimbabwean Constitution. The government also has a responsibility to investigate and prosecute those responsible for violating human rights.“The heads of mission further reiterate their calls for the government to address corruption and illicit extraction of Zimbabwe’s wealth for personal gain, which continues to undermine Zimbabwe’s development and the well-being of its people. If Zimbabwe is to reach its potential, its wealth and resources must be used to serve all Zimbabweans,” they added.
Reflecting on his two years since he assumed office this week, Mnangagwa said he was committed to improving the welfare of the populace and highlighted several projects implemented under his watch.