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US President Joe Biden shakes hands with President Cyril Ramaphosa in the Oval Office of the White House.
US President Joe Biden shakes hands with President Cyril Ramaphosa in the Oval Office of the White House.
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The US will not lift sanctions on Zimbabwean entities and individuals, despite the issue being raised by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit with US President Joe Biden.

US Ambassador to South Africa Reuben E Brigety said the US did not believe claims that its sanctions had caused Zimbabwe's declining economy.

He told News24 the sanctions were targeted at specific people and entities, and that misinformation was driving the blame for the suffering experienced in Zimbabwe on the US.

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