Churches to stage One -million-men march against sanctions

The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council patron Jimayi Muduvuri met Vice President Kembo Mohadi Friday and handed over a petition in which different churches endorsed and registered their intention march against sanctions.

The churches want  to compel the European Union (EU)and United States to ease down on sanctions.

This development comes a day after the EU endorsed a resolution to reconsider restrictive measures.

Last year the EU extended its sanctions on Zimbabwe until February 20 2019. The EU extended sanctions against Zimbabwe so that the situation in the country given President Emmerson Mnangagwa ascension to power through a military intervention in November 2017 could become clearer.

EU travel restrictions and asset freezes continue to be imposed on a few individuals and Zimbabwe Defence Industries.

However, those sanctions are currently suspended, except in relation to Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe and Zimbabwe Defence Industries.

In an interview Friday, Muduvuri said sanctions affect the common man and not politicians.

“I was approached by churches to be their patron and we decided that it is our duty to push for the removal of sanctions because they are affecting the common people and not the politicians. This has nothing to do with politics, it is our wish to see every Zimbabwean happy and enjoying the fruit of their labour,” said Muduvuri.

“We want to paint the city white,” he added.

Meanwhile, several countries in the region has thrown their weight behind Zimbabwe.