President Mugabe’s speech at the 71st session of the United Nations once again emphasised the West’s role in causing Zimbabwe’s woes.
Mugabe’s speech against the sanctions placed on Zimbabwe came as he made a statement on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He stated that all members should be committed to the implementation of the 2030 goal.
“We need sincere, genuine and total commitment by all to the implementation of this Agenda if it is not to join many other previous well-crafted global agendas that ended in failure and non-delivery,” Robert Mugabe stressed in his address.
He reiterated that Zimbabwe’s implementation of Agenda 2030 is hindered by “the burden of the punitive and heinous sanctions imposed” on Zimbabwe by the West.
“My country Zimbabwe is an innocent victim of sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies”, he began. “As a country, we are being punished for pursuing sovereign independence. We are simply trying to repossess our own natural resources and listen to the basic interests of our people,” he said.
He added that with the continuous grip of sanctions on Zimbabwe, the country will continue to fall short of its potential.
“I repeat my call to Britain and its allies to remove illegal and unjustified sanctions against my people, ” he continued his trademark attacks against the west.
The nonagenarian president also criticised the current development of the United Nations Security Council. He stated that although the UNSC will be more inclusive, it doesn’t do much to mask the opaqueness of the system.
Mugabe, however, had kind words for the outgoing Secretary-General of the United Nation, Ban Ki-Moon. He thanked him for his role in helping put an end to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.