Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday officially opened the Fifth Session of the Ninth Parliament of Zimbabwe.

He delivered his State of the Nation address in a newly built Parliament. The multimillion-dollar building was gifted by the Asian economic giant China.

Speaking before lawmakers, Mnangagwa also reiterated calls for an end to economic sanctions.

According to report, in late October, Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, endorsed the president as sole party candidate ahead of next year’s polls. 

80-year-old, Emmerson Mnangagwa, came to power in 2017 after toppling long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in coup backed by the army.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights issued a report in October recommending: the “lifting unilateral sanctions in line with the principles of international law”. 

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