President Emmerson Mnangagwa likened Zimbabwe to a train in motion which cannot be stopped.
He admonished the United Staes of America to remove the sanctions imposed on the country without any conditions. Said Mnangagwa:
Zimbabwe is a train on the move. We cannot be derailed, we cannot be stopped. Let us march forward ever, backward never. Victory is certain, our prosperity is inevitable.
. . . I am aware that as I make this exhortation, the American government has renewed sanctions against us.
We call for the unconditional removal of the illegal, spiteful and completely unjustified sanctions on our country which continue to violate basic human rights of our people.
We fought for peace, we believe in peace and we do not pose any type of threat, to any country in the world.
As it was during the days of the liberation struggle, many discouragements and misfortunes will befall us. Back then we remained focused on our task to liberate our motherland. Today, let us not be deterred from the course we have begun.
Mnangagwa was speaking at the burial of national hero Brigadier-General Emilio Munemo at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Saturday.
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