The government has declared 25 October 2019, the SADC Anti-Sanctions Day, a public holiday to give all Zimbabweans the opportunity to participate in programmes lined up across the country to denounce the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

Addressing media houses at the Post Cabinet Briefing held today, Prof. Amon Murwira who is the Acting Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services urged all Zimbabweans across the board to come in their numbers and actively participate towards the success of this noble initiative.

“Participants in Harare will assemble at the Robert Mugabe Square by 06:00 on 25 October 2019, then proceed to the National Sports Stadium at 08:00 for the activities of the day,” he said.

The day will be filled with solidarity messages, entertainment, presentation of research findings on the background and impact of sanctions, a soccer match between Dynamos and Highlanders Football Clubs and the anti-sanctions gala to start from 18:00 until morning.

Similar activities will be taking place in various provincial and district centres throughout the country.

The SADC member states have set aside the 25th day of October 2019, to stand in solidarity with Zimbabwe in calling for the removal of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the Western countries.

The sanctions, which the West claim to be targeted are not only affecting Zimbabwe but the SADC region as a whole.