Zanu-PF Masvingo Province has ramped up preparations for the Sadc anti-sanctions march slated for October 25.
The date was set by the regional body at its last meeting in Tanzania where a resolution was made to undertake various activities in all Sadc countries calling for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western counties.
President Mnangagwa will preside over the main event at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Ezra Chadzamira told the Herald yesterday that the province was geared for the event.
“This is an important date set by Sadc after realising the extent of the damage that sanctions were inflicting on the people of Zimbabwe. We are mobilising our people to come out in their numbers supporting this noble initiative.
‘‘The Provincial State Occasions Committee had already planned for this event and we are going to have local activities in the province but we are also going to send some buses to Harare to support the main event to be addressed by His Excellency the President ED Mnangagwa.
“This is not a party programme because the sanctions are not affecting members of one political party.
“Thus I call upon all progressive Zimbabweans to support this event. We have received overwhelming support from Sadc and as Zimbabweans we should also show our commitment in fighting this albatross on our necks.”
Chadzamira said Zimbabwe had lost two decades of potential economic growth as a result of the sanctions adding that it was high time the sanctions lifted unconditionally.State media