US Sanctions on Zimbabwe Hurt Working Masses the Most

The US State Department said yesterday it will not lift sanctions on Zimbabwean companies, entities and individuals, because the recent presidential elections were flawed. We must bear in mind that the Zimbabwean state will simply continue to extract more resources from the domestic private sector as long as these sanctions are in place, and that this harms the average working class Zimbabwean the most, not the political elites who are under sanction. If the US state cared about the Zimbabwean people it would lift these sanctions so that foreign investment can once again flow into the country – even if to these political elites – that will help uplift the living standards of average Zimbabweans again.