SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) has made a commitment to rally behind Zimbabwe in the call for the removal of illegal sanctions by the West, a cabinet minister revealed on Tuesday.
Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said SADC members have pledged their solidarity ahead of the anti -illegal sanctions march slated for October 25, 2019.
She was addressing journalists in the capital, in a post cabinet briefing.
“In Harare, the march will start in the CBD, headed towards the National Sports Stadium (NSS), where government, business, religious leaders, the academia, civic society and various other social groups will call for the unconditional removal of the sanctions.
“The proceedings at the National Sports Stadium will culminate in the staging of the Anti-Sanctions Musical Gala by various artistes. Similar events shall also be held in all provincial capitals and district centers throughout the country,”she said.
She stated that people will march to the NSS where SADC representatives will deliver the message to the Western countries and urge them to back down on the illegal sanctions.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has engaged on a massive re-engagement with previously hostile governments.
Zimbabwe been reeling under illegal sanctions for the past 20 years, and it has been exacerbated by the Donald Trump led United States government which renewed the sanctions.
Trump cited that Mnangagwa is not sincere in the implementation of reforms.