rugare gumbo 01-03-2011.jpgZanu-PF says the National Anti-sanctions’ Petition Campaign provides an opportunity to show global bullies that the illegal embargo is not targeted but affects all Zimbabweans hence the need for the majority to actively participate in the crusade.

The campaign, which will be launched this Wednesday provides an opportunity for all progressive Zimbabweans to clearly show the country’s detractors the evil that has been caused by the vicious sanctions regime imposed on the country by the West.

Zanu- PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo said the launch of the petition against sanctions by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe will demystify the notion by the west that the sanctions are targeted yet in actual fact they have caused untold suffering to the majority of Zimbabweans and ravaged the country’s economy.

“The initiative will provide a splendid opportunity for Zimbabweans to denounce the sanctions and demystify the notion that they are targeted while many people are suffering,” said Cde Gumbo.

The campaign has since received a thumbs up from representatives of informal traders from across the country, who have pledged their support, saying all Zimbabweans should rally behind Cde Mugabe, who has made efforts to ensure that the illegal embargo is lifted.

“We as informal traders are fully behind Cde Mugabe as these sanctions have caused suffering on the majority,” said one trader.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have deployed enough manpower to maintain peace and order during the launch.

Harare Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector James Sabau has advised the public that they should not move in groups as some with a sinister agenda may join in and cause chaos.

“We have deployed our officers to ensure law and order, and the major precautionary measure is that people should not move in groups,” Inspector Sabau said.

The National Anti-sanctions Petition Campaign launch will be held at the open ground near the Harare Agricultural Show. 

Zimbabweans have been urged to come out in large numbers in defence of their sovereignty through denouncing the imposition of the illegal sanctions.