Ramaphosa calls for end to Zimbabwe, Cuba sanctions

NEW YORK - President Cyril Ramaphosa used his address to the UN General Assembly to call for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe and Cuba.

Ramaphosa says these sanctions have caused suffering on ordinary people and have had a negative impact on the neighbouring countries.

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"South Africa continues to call for the lifting of economic embargo that was imposed 60 years ago against Cuba. An embargo that has caused an untold damage to the country’s economy and the people of Cuba as well," Ramaphosa said.

"The sanctions that are also being applied against South Africa’s neighbour Zimbabwe should also be lifted.

"They’re imposing untold suffering on ordinary Zimbabweans, but also have a collateral negative impact on neighbouring countries such as my own country, South Africa."

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