ZIMBABWE commemorates the 2nd edition of the Anti-Sanctions day which was designated
While the USA, EU and their local proxies maintain the illegal sanctions are targeted at the ruling elite evidence suggests otherwise with ordinary folk at the receiving end of the illegal embargoes. The continued retention of illegal sanctions
The sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe upon embarking on the land reform exercise were intended to serve as a warning to other countries in the region never to address colonial imbalances that affect their societies to this day.
Through the western sponsored opposition MDC party many Zimbabweans were initially hoodwinked into believing that sanctions came about because of human rights violations and corruption perpetuated
However, as years have gone Illegal Sanctions are meant to make the economy scream and make the ordinary man turn against the revolutionary ZANU PF Government.
The call for removal of illegal sanctions is premised on that they worsen the plight of the ordinary person and significantly curtail operations of business particularly the private sector which is the engine of growth for any economy. It is encouraging that businesses that had shied away from calling for the removal of sanctions have now joined the bandwagon and are at the forefront of denouncing the illegal sanctions.
Among some of the businessmen that have called for the removal of sanctions are business moguls Strive Masiyiwa, Trevor Ncube and Busisa Moyo.
Government must now build on the support from ordinary citizens and business in denouncing the illegal sanctions
Equally our opposition Parties in particular the fragmenting MDC must realise our politics must not be about appeasing the West but pushing for the Zimbabwe cause and what is best for its people.
As Zimbabweans we must understand that we sink or swim together and that there is more that binds us than divides us. Whatever differences we have should be resolved internally and not invite external forces who have their own agendas and interests. ENDS