Sydney Mubaiwa in Zaka
economic sanctions that were imposed on Zimbabwe are detrimental to economic growth as they negatively affect the living standards of its people, Zaka District war veterans leader Cde Handei Mufundisi has said.
Addressing Zanu-PF supporters here recently, Cde Mufundisi said it was important for every Zimbabwean to stand tall and march against illegal sanctions imposed on the country.
“As war veterans, we are appealing to the Government to make October 25 a public holiday so that everyone takes part in a solidarity march against illegal sanctions,” he said.
“The anti- sanction campaign is a very important move and we are calling for everyone to demonstrate so that the whole globe can see how Zimbabweans are being affected by these sanctions,” he said.
He described the opposition MDC-Alliance and its leaders as a misguided elements who are bent on destabilising the country’s economy and cause disharmony amongst peaceful citizens. “There are some misdirected political elements who still want to give the white man support to suppress Zimbabweans,” he said.
“Sanctions are meant to punish us as a nation for these imperialists to take charge of the economy,” he said.
Cde Mufundisi said the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe were a restrictive measure on the late president Robert Mugabe and a few officials who were behind him and as such they needed to be removed because he is now late.
For almost two decades, Zimbabwe has been under economic sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA).
Illegal economic sanctions are being felt all over the whole economy including critical sectors such as mining, agriculture and trade.