Tanzania’s President John Magufuli on Tuesday May 28 appealed to the international community to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

Two months ago, US President Donald Trump extended sanctions against Zimbabwe by a year.

Trump said the new government’s policies continue, under Emmerson Mnangagwa as President, pose an “unusual and extraordinary” threat to the American foreign policy.

Magufuli’s call for the lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe come as an additional call made by African leaders, including South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, who wanted sanctions be lifted to give the country a chance to recover from its economic crisis.

Dr Magufuli arrived in Harare on Tuesday for a state visit. He flew from Namibia on another official visit of Southern Africa.

During a State Banquet in Zimbabwe’s capital, Magufuli applauded his counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa for reforming the country’s economy.

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