08:06 pm
22 January 2017

Mugabe: USA, Britain Stopovers of Hell

President Robert Mugabe has praised the late Zanu PF senator and minister Aguy Clement Georgias for fighting against targeted Western sanctions imposed on him and his inner circle.

Mr. Mugabe made the remarks at the National Heroes Acre on Tuesday where Georgias, who filed a suit to block the sanctions, was laid to rest.

22 Dec 2015, Harare, Zimbabwe --- (151222) -- HARARE, Dec. 22, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses mourners who gather for the burial of National Hero Aguy Georgias at the Hero Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe, Dec. 22, 2015. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe praised the late Georgias for challenging sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States on the country since 2002. (Xinhua/Stringer) --- Image by © Stringer/Xinhua Press/Corbis

22 Dec 2015, Harare, Zimbabwe — (151222) — HARARE, Dec. 22, 2015 (Xinhua) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses mourners who gather for the burial of National Hero Aguy Georgias at the Hero Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe, Dec. 22, 2015. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe praised the late Georgias for challenging sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States on the country since 2002. (Xinhua/Stringer) — Image by © Stringer/Xinhua Press/Corbis

President Mugabe chided the West for imposing targeted sanctions on senior Zanu PF members and some of their colleagues, saying there is no justice in United States, Britain and other countries.

“The country was slapped with illegal sanctions, it’s leadership put on sanctions and on the sanctions list which exist today. Aguy Georgias was on the list of Western sanctions, persons who were not supposed to visit holy Britain, holy Europe and holy America.

“The situation presented to us made Europe to look as if, Europe and America I must say, look as if they were stopovers to heaven … We never accepted that … If they were stopovers at all they were stopovers to the opposite of heaven is what we call hell.”

The West imposed sanctions on President Mugabe, his wife Grace, several senior Zanu PF officials and other people associated with the ruling party for human rights abuses and claims of election rigging.

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