Sanctions must go, CAES

Martin Zharare, Executive director of Citizens against economic sanctions

Citizens Against Economic Sanctions (CAES) held a meeting on the 22nd of August 2023 to prepare for the upcoming up anti Sanctions day to be held on the 25th October 2023.

On this day people from all walks of life in Africa and Zimbabwe will come together to demonstrate and call for the unconditional removal of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has been under Western sanctions, particularly from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, for more than 20 years.

The sanctions have significantly impacted the lives of ordinary people in Zimbabwe. They are hurting and subjecting the populace to poverty.

CAES is on record calling for removal of the illegal embargo. Before the 2023 harmonised elections CAES opinionated that the political playing field was not level due to sanctions. ZANU PF was disadvantaged by the sanctions although it emerged victorious under the circumstances.

The motive of the sanctions is to instigate an illegal regime change.

Executive Director of CAES. Mr Martin Zharare questioned the SADC Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) report for selectively picking issues leaving out the impact of sanctions on the elections and the nation at large. The report smacks of a hidden agenda by the west to do away with progressive liberation movements and impose puppet leaders in Africa.

Mr Zharare informed delegates at the meeting that CAES will continue engagements, demonstrations and calls for the removal of sanctions until they are removed.

CAES will be rolling out campaigns countrywide enlightening people on how sanctions have affected them and the development of the country at large.

Sanctions against Zimbabwe have been piling up since 2001 following the Government’s successful implementation of the land reform programme which sought to redress a skewed colonial land ownership system favouring minority white farmers.

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