SALO Public Dialogue: Zimbabwe and the Future of Sanctions – 21 Oct 2021

The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), in partnership with the Embassy of Norway in South Africa, held a virtual public dialogue focusing on international economic re-engagement with Zimbabwe.

The UN announced in September that it will send a Special Rapporteur who will visit Zimbabwe in order to assess the impact of sanctions on the country. Additionally, in 2019 SADC declared 25th October as the day for SADC to campaign as a region for the unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. This discussion will look at what sanctions mean for Zimbabwe, arguments for and against, and the way forward for the international community on this issue.

Speakers included Hon. M. P. Mangwana (ZANU-PF) and Jacob Mafume (MDC Alliance) and other political parties and civil society voices.

The dialogue was live streamed on Facebook reaching over 34,000 viewers, 18,700 engagements and 980 comments.