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Matabeleland Activists Say ZANU PF Leaders Deserve Sanctions

Matabeleland Activists Say ZANU PF Leaders Deserve Sanctions

Matabeleland-based activists say the ZANU PF-led government deserves to be placed under targeted sanctions for the continuous violation of human rights in the country for the past 40 years.

Their remarks come two days after the country commemorated the SADC anti-sanctions solidarity day on Monday, and at the same time, a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Alena Douhan was on a 10-day visit to the country to assess the impact of sanctions.

Pressure group, Ibhetshu LikaZulu secretary-general Mbuso Fuzwayo said:

The sanctions imposed on the few selected ZANU PF leaders and State-linked companies should be maintained. They are so selfish and oppressive.

When leaders oppress their own people, it becomes a big challenge. It is not the country that is under sanctions; it is actually citizens that are under sanctions because of the ruthless government.

Actually, the UN envoy must also look at the 1980s Gukurahundi period in order to understand that citizens in this country have been placed under sanctions by the ZANU PF government, which butchered civilians in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces during the 1980s.

Busani Moyo, a human rights activist, argued that those who are supposedly under targeted sanctions are living in luxury. He said:

These people are getting richer and richer but they still cry over sanctions. Their children learn at international schools, while ours are suffering in this country.

Nkayi-based rights activist Mandlenkosi Mafu said people in the country were downtrodden, adding that workers were earning slave wages.

However, the ZANU PF-led government blames sanctions for the collapse of the country’s economy, infrastructure and public health system.

More: NewsDay

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Stephens nysmutsaka 7 months ago

Only fools praise sanctions . sanctions can wipe out the whole generation.they affect the last men in this country.Zvakafanana nekupemberera muroyi arikupedza dzinza rose.Svinurai maZimba.vula methlo dodha open your eyes.They affect you not vematumbu ava

Chief 6 months ago

Mfanam hauzive chinu iwe. Zanu ikuchemera kubvisiwa kwema sanctions kuti ivo vacho varipama sanctions vanyatso shandisa mari yavari kuba munyika zviribho cz currently ma assets avo akabatwa aive overseas n havatenderwi kuita deal nenyika idzodzo nekuda kwehutsinye ne corruption yavarikuita kwatiri. Rega vamame chero asipo ma sanctions aya taingotambura cz imbwa idzi dziri kudya mari dzedu... Imagine 2 cents on every $ irikuendepi? Ma sanctions here arikuita kuti kuveneudyire? Ngatimukei tibvise vanhu ava

MuGrade 2 7 months ago

Kikiki kirikiti ki 😆

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