The ruling Zanu PF party has described the continued hostilities by the United States and other like-minded countries on Zimbabwe as unjustifiable, despicable and contemptible.

This comes in the wake of an extension of illegal sanctions against the country by one year by the Donald Trump administration on allegations that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has not lived up to the commitment to effecting the so-called reforms.

In a statement, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said the development, which comes hard on the heels of a similar decision by the European Union (EU), is in spite of efforts by the government towards implementing the national reform agenda that includes the engagement and re-engagement policy.

Ambassador Khaya Moyo said inferences by the American government that the 2018 harmonised elections were irregular are not correct, as they were endorsed by domestic, regional and continental bodies such as SADC, AU and several other international observers.

He said the verdict by the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court on the electoral challenge by MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, which declared President Mnangagwa as the winner, brought the matter to finality.

He said the country has witnessed the upholding of human rights fundamentals and liberalisation of the media, among many other freedoms as enshrined in the constitution.