Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube said the August 1 shootings drove Zimbabwe’s economy years backwards.
Dube said the shooting which claimed 6 lives affected Zimbabwe’s chance of having sanctions removed. Said Dube:
The excitement we had when the new dispensation came to play, we thought many things will then come right but a lot of things have happened that were not foreseeable. When we were so hopeful that things would go right and we were very hopeful that sanctions were going to be terminated some very unfortunate things happened which affected us as well as our economy that is the August 1 shooting. It put us many years back not just months because the world was beginning to understand us much better.
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