MDC president, Nelson Chamisa, said that ZANU PF invited sanctions on the country and that the two will have to go together.
Speaking to thousands of MDC supporters in Chiredzi on Sunday, Chamisa further claimed that the government’s move to repeal draconian legislation was not sincere.
The government is in the process of amending the Public Order and Security Act as well as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act among other laws as pressure from Western countries mounts.
Chamisa has called for the creation of a Transitional Authority to take charge of the country. He lauded the party’s achievements when it was part of the Government of National Unity between 2009 and 2013. He said:
Zanu PF blames sanctions for their failure to fix the economy.
Yes, sanctions and Zanu PF must go because they are twins, they move together. When you see Zanu PF, you have seen sanctions.
We have said we don’t want sanctions on our country, but sanctions will only go after we remove Zanu PF. Zanu PF is the inviter of sanctions on this country.
… We raised this economy with (Morgan) Tsvangirai (former Prime Minister) and (Tendai) Biti (former finance minister), and the same sanctions were there. What’s different? When you have good economic policies, things move.