Most legislators from Zanu-PF and MDC-M have saluted Prime Minister Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai for joining the Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe by openly challenging Britain, the United States and their allies to immediately lift the illegal sanctions they imposed on Zimbabwe.Â
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However, as a result some members of the MDC-T yesterday walked out of parliament in protest of their leaderâ€™s decision to call for the end of the sanctions.Â
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The debate on lifting of the illegal sanctions took centre stage in the house of assembly with the majority of legislators from Zanu-PF, MDC-M and its leader Professor Arthur Mutambara praising Prime Minister Tsvangirai for coming out in the open and calling for the lifting of sanctions which have caused untold suffering to the ordinary people of Zimbabwe.
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Surprisingly the MDC-T legislators appeared to be shocked as they could not believe that Mr. Tsvangirai has finally spoken on the lifting of the illegal sanctions.Â Â Â Â Â
Other Zanu-PF legislators and Deputy Prime Minister Professor Mutambara implored the MDC-T Members of Parliament to follow suit by putting their country ahead of their political and personal gains.
On Monday, Mr Tsvangirai told local and the international media that it is high time that all forms of the illegal sanctions should go.
Meanwhile, the house of assembly has adopted the motion by Zanu-PF legislator Cde Kudakwashe Basikiti calling for Prime Minister Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Professor Mutambara to engage Britain, United States of America and the European Union to unconditionally lift the illegal sanctions.