A group of Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (ZICOSU) staged an anti-sanctions campaign on the sidelines of the SADC Troika Summit held in Zambia in solidarity with the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.The youths who travelled all the way to Livingstone, Zambia where the SADC Troika Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Summit was being held, staged a peaceful demonstration displaying banners denouncing illegal sanctions which they said have crippled the Zimbabwean economy.
ZICOSU president, Gift Wezana said the University of Zimbabwe studentsâ€™ peaceful demonstration was meant to send a clear message to SADC and the world at large that Zimbabwean youths are disgruntled by MDC-T silence on illegal sanctions.
Another UZ student, Ropafadzo Rukweza said the peaceful demonstration they held in Zambia is a true reflection of the youthsâ€™ support for President Mugabeâ€™s stance against illegal sanctions unlike MDC-T which she said is servingÂ the interests of the West.
A political analyst, Goodson Nguni joined the youths in Livingstone Zambia in a demonstration he said was aimed at driving a clear message to the delegates at the SADC Troika Summit not to yield to MDC-T proposals until the illegal sanctions are removed.
The demonstration by the University of Zimbabwe students in Zambia comes at a time when government has intensified the anti-sanctions petition campaign which is expected to see over 2 million people appending their signatures which will be submitted to the SADC, African Union,Â European Union and the United states.