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Obama: America to Strengthen Partnership With Zimbabweans

  • VOA Staff

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

The United States has sent its best wishes to the people of Zimbabwe on the eve of the country’s 34th annivessary.

In a message on behlaf of President Barck Obama and the American people, Foreign Secretary John Kerry said the US remains committed to the people of Zimbabwe.

He said, “We will continue to support all Zimbabweans as you seek a more democratic, prosperous, and healthy future. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Zimbabwean people to achieve our common goals of peace, security, and prosperity.”

Meanwhile, the US has removed from its sanctions list 11 individuals including some who are late but added Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede to the names of people who cannot travel or do business with America.

They are businessman Billy Rautenbach, the late Vice President John Nkomo, former Anti-Corruption Minister Paul Mangwana, Small to Medium Enterprises MInister Sithembiso Nyoni, former Deputy Education Minister Isaiah Shumba, Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo’s former wife Marian, the late Sharlottie Msipa, Victoria Chitepo, Kumbirai Kangai and Peter Nyoni.
A company called Ringerpoint Overseas Development (Pvt) Ltd has also been taken off the sanctions list.

Sino-Zimbabwe Development, Chinese and Singapore nationals Sam Pa and Jimmy Zerenie were also added to the list.