In Zimbabwe, a major demonstration against economic sanctions will take place on 25th october. Objective, increased pressure on Westerners to lift economic sanctions imposed on the country.
The Zimbabwean people and their leaders will be on the streets of the capital Harare on Friday 25th october, to demonstrate against the economic sanctions imposed on Harare. Called the “D Day”, this initiative will be the first since the country’s economy has been affected by American sanctions. “The march will start in the square of African unity, where people from all walks of life are expected to start gathering at 6 a.m. Then they will head to the national sports stadium at around 8 a.m.,” said Anywhere Mutambudzi, press officer at the Ministry of Communication.
This is part of the official demonstrations of the anti-sanctions solidarity day initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). According to Africanews, these sanctions cost the country several billion dollars. For Harare, they are illegal and have no effect not only on Zimbabwe but also on the economies of other countries in the sub-region. President Emerson Mnangagwa, who inherited a nation that was economically weakened and ruined by the crisis, is trying to raise the bar. These sanctions, it should be recalled, date back to the late Robert Mugabe, a war veteran and father of the country’s independence.