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Zimbabwe react to sanctions against its Tanzanian ambassador

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Zimbabwe has shown their disagreement in a protest over US sanctions against its current ambassador of Tanzania for his alleged involvement in last year’s disputed presidential election.

Former Head of the Presidential Guard Anselem Sanyatwe was accused of commanding the soldiers who opened fire on demonstrators protesting on August 1, 2018, against a delay in publishing the results of the past presidential election.

“The United States has banned him from entering its territory for his involvement in serious human rights violations” which makes him the first person to be sanctioned over the deadly crackdown and the first of Zimbabwean officials to be put on the US sanction list since the military ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017.

The Zimbabwean Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the United States Ambassador to Harare, Brian Nichols in a statement expressing its dissatisfaction with the sanctions imposed on Sanyatwe.

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