Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa blasts US after Capitol riot
Mr Trump had egged on his supporters to march to the seat of the legislature to scuttle a process to confirm the election of President-elect Joe Biden.
President Mnangagwa tweeted that the US "has no moral right to punish other nations under the guise of democracy".
He said that the US has subjected Zimbabwe to "painful" economic sanctions.
Last year, President Trump extended painful economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe, citing concerns about Zimbabwe’s democracy.— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) January 7, 2021
Yesterday’s events showed that the U.S. has no moral right to punish another nation under the guise of upholding democracy. These sanctions must end.
I’d like to again congratulate President-elect @JoeBiden on his confirmation as the 46th President of the United States.— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) January 7, 2021
Zimbabwe is, as it always has been, ready to work together as friends and partners with the U.S for the benefit of both our peoples.
"I'd like to again congratulate President-elect Joe Biden, on his confirmation as the 46th President of the United States.
"Zimbabwe is, as it always has been, ready to work together as friends and partners with the US for the benefit of both our peoples," Mr Mnangagwa said.
The US and the European Union have both maintained sanctions on Zimbabwe, citing a lack of progress in democratic and human rights reforms as well as restrictions on press freedoms.
They target both specific individuals and companies.