Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda said sanctions are meant to make people revolt against the Zanu-PF government.
He also appealed to war veterans in Mashonaland Central Province to explain to the people how sanctions are hurting everyone before they join a protest march to the United States Embassy. The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is organising a march to the US Embassy in Harare against sanctions that were extended by US President Donald Trump by another year. Said Matemadanda:
The purpose of these sanctions are to push people to blame and criticise the President, Government and Zanu-PF and vote for their stooge, Movement for Democratic Change. War veterans, you have a mission to go and explain to the masses that this is an act of the enemy. You were taught about this during the liberation struggle that after Independence, we will enter a stage where colonialism will be reintroduced. They want this country to be a neo-colonialism State and its characteristics are that you will be led by a fellow black man used by your former colonisers. Mr Nelson Chamisa brags about calling President Trump anytime.