ZANU PF National Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has urged Zimbabweans from all walks of life to come out in their thousands on October 25 and take part in anti-sanctions marches to be held across the country.
Khaya Moyo argued that the economic restrictions imposed on several Zimbabwean officials and entities by Western powers are at the core of economic challenges bedevilling the country. He said:
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These criminal and diabolic acts have led to the collapse and closure of industries and retail establishments wherein people derived their livelihoods. The clarion call is for these illegal sanctions to be removed NOW.
Let every citizen be heard on this matter. Zimbabweans are therefore urged to gather in their multitudes across the country on Friday, October 25, 2019, and declare that ENOUGH is ENOUGH.
The United States of America, Great Britain and the European Union imposed targeted sanctions on several Zimbabweans officials at the turn of the millennium whom they accused of gross human rights abuses.
The sanctions have been renewed every year, and despite a thaw in Zimbabwe/West relations following the fall of former President Robert Mugabe in 2017, there has been a hardening of positions on both sides following the killing of unarmed civilians by armed forces in August last year and January this year.