War veterans aligned to the ruling ZANU PF party have recommended that the government designate the anti-sanctions day slated for October 25 a public holiday.
The modalities for the anti-sanctions day will be discussed at the Former Liberation Movements summit to be held in Victoria Falls in September.
This was revealed by Zanu-PF’s secretary for Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Ex-political prisoners, Detainees and Restrictees, Douglas Mahiya. He said:
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It would be very good for the day to be declared a holiday. If the President says that day is a holiday it means that industry, farmers, doctors and everyone must be supportive of that day.
The day is very important, this is a day Zimbabweans should demonstrate how progressive they are because there is a whole region supporting Zimbabwe.
The SADC Heads of State and Government recently set aside the 25th of October as a solidarity day against the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.