Zimbabwe sues EU over 'sanctions losses'
24 October 2013, 19:58
Cape Town – Zimbabwe is suing the European Union for losses
to its economy as a result of sanctions against President Robert Mugabe, 89, and his
cronies, a report says.
According to a Zimbabwe Mail report the lawsuit was already
before the General Court of the European Court of Justice in Brussels.
Attorney-general Johannes Tomana, who is spearheading the
legal challenge said the case would roll in motion soon after the announcement of
a date by the European court.
The United States and the European Union imposed sanctions
on Zimbabwean state firms and travel restrictions on Mugabe and dozens of his associates after a violent 2000 election.
Prior to the July elections, the West made promises that the
sanctions would be removed on condition the polls were held under a free and
The West, however, chose to back opposition claims that the
election was not credible. This was despite the fact that observers from the
African Union and SADC endorsed the vote.