The Sudanese government has condemned rampaging militia who stormed the Zimbabwean embassy and ambassador’s residence in Sudan, looting valuables.
Sudan has been gripped by violence since April as the regular army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces clash.
In a statement, Sudan’s foreign ministry slammed the attack on Zim properties, calling on the international community to also speak out against the “criminal behaviour”.
The ministry said the militia’s “storming of the embassy and the home of the Zimbabwean ambassador, and the theft of valuables…violates international norms”.
Zim foreign ministry spokesperson Livit Mugejo confirmed our properties in Sudan were trashed by fighters “taking advantage that we have evacuated our people”.
He said: “It’s not just Zim targeted but most countries have been hit. It’s sheer criminality, looting diplomats’ property during the war”.
When the conflict broke out in April, over 100 Zim citizens and embassy staff were evacuated from Sudan.
The looting of Zim’s embassy and diplomat’s home shows how the chaos in Sudan has allowed militia and criminal gangs to run riot.