Reverend Andrew Wutawunashe

Faith for the Nation Campaign Chairman Reverend Andrew Wutawunashe, whose organisation is leading a crusade to lobby the US, UK and European Union to remove illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe, has called on opposition political parties to find better campaign strategies instead of resorting to calling for sanctions that affect ordinary people.                                   

Church leaders say the opening up of the democratic space under the new dispensation provides opposition parties in Zimbabwe with a platform to come up with better campaign strategies instead of callously calling for the imposition of sanctions against the country.

Reverend Wutawunashe says he does not believe that any well-meaning political leader in Zimbabwe should be calling for sanctions to be imposed on the country.

The National Elders Forum Chairman Reverend Felix Mukonowengwe says Zimbabweans should take lessons from Zambians who successfully petitioned for debt relief.

Faith for the Nation Campaign is targeting to get one million signatures to petition western governments to remove sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe which are hurting ordinary people.

MDC Alliance principals Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti and activist Dhewa Mavhinga travelled to the US to beg for sanctions against Zimbabwe in the build-up to the 30 July elections, which were eventually won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.