Zimbabwe's president Mnangagwa says US has lost the moral right to sanction nations

Zimbabwe's president Mnangagwa says US has lost the moral right to sanction nations

- The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has reacted to the riot at the US Capitol Hill

- Mnangagwa suggested that the image of the US has been dented by the incident

- The president is displeased with President Donald Trump disposition towards Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the United States has no moral rights to sanction nations in the name of promoting democracy after the riots at the Capitol Hill.

He tweeted on Thursday, January 7, that the US has subjected Zimbabwe to painful economic sanctions about the country’s democracy.

Zimbabwean president says Capitol riots show US has no right punish other nations under the guise of upholding democracy
Mnangagwa has criticised President Trump’s actions. Photo: Nicolas Liponne
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Mnangagwa then congratulated president-elect Joe Biden on his confirmation as the 46th President of the United States.

He said Zimbabwe is, as it always has been, ready to work together as friends and partners with the US for the benefit of both nations.

Mnangagwa has been one of the biggest voices to condemn the violent protests on the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday, January 6.

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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has for the first time acknowledged Joe Biden as the winner of the US presidential election.

The US president in a speech on Friday, January 8, released via his Twitter handle, said now that congress has certified the election results, a new administration would be inaugurated on January 20.

He said his focus now is to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of power to the incoming Biden administration.

In another news, Nancy Pelosi, the US House speaker, has called on vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

NBC Washington reports that if that is not done, she said on Thursday, January 7, that the House may move forward with impeachment proceedings.

Legit.ng gathered that Pelosi called Trump a very dangerous person who should not continue in office. This is urgent, an emergency of the highest magnitude.

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