copy of zanupf youths.gifHundreds of Zanu-PF Harare province Youth League members have demonstrated and delivered a petition calling on Prime Minister Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai to immediately call for the removal of sanctions. 


Business almost came to a standstill in the central business district in Harare when Zanu-PF youths drawn from all the districts in Harare province staged the demonstration.


The youths started the demonstration at the party provincial headquarters in 4th street and marched to the American embassy along Herbert Chitepo Street before proceeding to the Zanu-PF headquarters, where they handed over a petition for onward transmission to the premier. 


Zanu-PF Publicity and Information Secretary Cde Rugare Gumbo accepted the petition on behalf of the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe. 


Addressing the youths before handing over the petition, the youths said after the revelation by British Commonwealth and Foreign Secretary David Milliband, that sanctions can be lifted at the behest of the MDC-T, Mr Tsvangirai must do the honourable thing and ask for the removal of sanctions as they are hurting everyone. 


Harare Province Youth Chairman Jim Kunaka and the Zanu-PF Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Eddison Chakanyuka said after being quiet for almost ten years, the youths have now decided to be heard as they cannot watch while their heritage is being ravaged by sanctions.


Cde Rugare Gumbo said MDC-T can no longer deny calling for sanctions as they are the original crafters of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act –(ZIDERA) and the youths as the future of this country have the right to air their views.


Zanu-PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Absolom Sikhosana and Harare Province Chairman Ambassador Amos Midzi who were part of the demonstrating group commended the youth for their peaceful conduct in the demonstration.


The youths concluded proceedings by wishing Cde Mugabe who turned 86 on the 21st of this month a happy birthday.