The leader of the opposition MDC, advocate Nelson Chamisa has said that the low turnout at the Friday Anti-Sanctions March was indicative of the diminishing support base for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU PF.
Zimbabwe marched on 25 October after SADC leaders had set the day aside for the anti-sanctions campaign by member countries who jointly called upon Western countries to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe since the turn of the millennium for alleged human rights abuses. Chamisa said:
There was a big sign in the stadium. If Mnangagwa is choosing to ignore this sign, he will be victim, like the biblical Pharaoh.
He (Mnangagwa) can come with Sadc to roll out a false war, but the message was huge and only an ignorant and arrogant leader can ignore that. But, I know him; wisdom is not his regular visitor due to arrogance and ignorance and arrogance are twins.
The march did not yield the intended objectives as the defiant USA added another government official onto the sanctions list barely hours after the march.
The European Union and the United States of America have since urged the Zimbabwean government to implement reforms which they said are the only way the sanctions can be removed.
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