President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday evening took to social media to rally Zimbabweans behind the fight against economic restrictions imposed by Western countries. He wrote:
Despite opening up the political space, strengthening the rule of law, transparency, accountability and ramping up the war against corruption, crippling sanctions remain. Zimbabwe is simply held to disproportionate standards like no other country. Enough is enough.
Sanctions and their negative effect on FDI have hampered every single sector of our economy. The claim they are targeted is simply not true when banks and entire sectors are cut off from funding. The average Zimbabwean pays the heaviest price.
So we will fight the sanctions just as we continue to engage in the spirit of peaceful coexistence with all nations of the world. This is now the key pillar of our foreign policy. It’s time to end the sanctions. It’s time for Zimbabwe to re-join the family of nations.