anti sanctions pet.jpgThe launch of the anti-sanctions petition campaign in the country’s 10 provinces over the weekend has been described as a success, with Zanu-PF expressing confidence that the 2 million signatures targeted by the programme are achievable.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo says the massive turnout of people recorded at the launch of the anti-sanctions campaign in all provinces has demonstrated that illegal sanctions are affecting everyone regardless of race, colour and political affiliation.

“The launch of the anti-sanctions petition campaign was a success. There was a massive turnout in all provinces and while Mashonaland West was outstanding, the response was overwhelming in all provinces,” said Cde Gumbo.

Cde Gumbo described the utterances by the MDC-T that the initiative is a Zanu-PF thing as unfortunate, saying the signing of the anti-sanctions petition campaign by some white commercial farmers denouncing the embargo is a reflection that the illegal sanctions were meant to be a collective punishment on the country for embarking on the land reform programme.
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“The signing by the white farmers is encouraging, it shows that the embargo is not targeted but a collective punishment affecting everyone. We are confident that the 2 million signatures is achievable,” noted Cde Gumbo.

Thousands of people thronged several centres across the country to append their signatures in support of the anti-sanction petition campaign launched by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, calling for the unconditional lifting of the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by Britain and its allies.