July 28, 2020

US summons Zimbabwe ambassador after insult over protests

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday summoned Zimbabwe’s ambassador after the ruling party insulted the US envoy in Harare and accused him of fomenting anti-corruption protests.Patrick Chinamasa, spokesman for the ruling Zanu-PF party, on Monday called US Ambassador Brian Nicholls “a thug” and threatened to expel him.”Comments from Zanu-PF — while sadly not surprising — are deeply offensive,” said Tibor Nagy, the top US diplomat for Africa.”We have summoned the ambassador of Zimbabwe to explain,” he wrote on Twitter.Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has been…

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