We’re marching to the US Embassy — War vets  - Zimbabwe Situation

We’re marching to the US Embassy — War vets 

Source: We’re marching to the US Embassy — War vets | The Herald March 12, 2019

We’re marching to the US Embassy — War vets
Cde Matemadanda

Gwanda Correspondent
THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is organising a nationwide march to the United States Embassy in Harare against illegal sanctions that were imposed on the nation by Western countries.

Speaking during a meeting with the war veterans’ association leadership from Matabeleland South Province at the Gwanda District Club yesterday, Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda, said the date of the march would be announced in due course, but all Zimbabweans were encouraged to attend.

He said the illegal sanctions were behind economic challenges faced by the nation and it was high time people demanded to have them removed.

Cde Matemadanda said the march would be held under the theme, “Zimbabwe United Against Sanctions”.

“The purpose of my visit here is to tell you about the march we are organising. Every Zimbabwean has been affected by sanctions and we have to march to the American Embassy in Harare where we will not ask, but tell them to remove the sanctions. This event will be the mother of all marches. It’s not only for the Zanu-PF party, but it’s for all Zimbabweans.

“We want all unemployed graduates to come in their gowns, artisanal miners, the ill people who can’t afford to buy medicine, grandmothers who are looking after orphans, doctors who are demanding a raise, various political parties and everyone who is affected by the state of our economy which is caused by illegal sanctions to march to the American Embassy and state their case. Right now we are conscientising people so that when the date is announced people will be ready,” he said.

Cde Matemadanda said President Mnangagwa was working to revive the economy, but the sanctions had been imposed deliberately in order to financially disable the President and his Government.

He said as long as sanctions remained, it would be difficult to address the welfare of Zimbabweans, war veterans included. Cde Matemadanda said all political parties and their leaders were expected to participate in the march and advocate for sanctions to be lifted in order to prove that they were concerned about the welfare of Zimbabweans.

“I know that as war veterans you have issues concerning your welfare, but I want us to look into the cause of our problems and try and address it. Our main problem is sanctions and Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti recently asked America to extend these sanctions.

“President Mnangagwa has done enough to have the sanctions lifted such as holding free and fair elections, but they have not been removed as the Western countries want their puppets to rule the country. America has no history of bringing peace into any country as they only bring pain and suffering. They want us to surrender our independence in order for them to remove the sanctions, but we won’t yield as we know the blood and sweat that was put into liberating this country,’’ he said.

Cde Matemadanda urged Zimbabweans to desist from blaming the Government for the challenges they were facing as they were caused by Western countries and  former president Mugabe had also crippled the country’s economy during his reign.

COMMENTS

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    The ants willingly walking to the Scorpions nest!!

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    Falconz 2 months ago

    If these are truly vets of the bush wars, it’s obvious they’re just as naive now as they were back when they believed they would become wealthy by killing successful business owners.

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    Doris 2 months ago

    If they are true war vets then marching they won’t be doing!  More like crutches and wheelchairs! Come on……..there can’t be one if them younger than 75 IF they were war vets!

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    Dilip 2 months ago

    “President Mnangagwa has done enough to have the sanctions lifted such as holding free and fair elections”. Sanctions are in place for certain individuals and entities, because the military was used to kill, rape, intimidate and arrest opposition members. This is not what anyone who respects human rights does.

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      Falconz 2 months ago

      Such statements are for the benefit of Mnangagwa’s base support, tribalists, racists, and idiots.  ED’s apologists don’t have to make sense or conform to truth, because those things interfere with the ZANU-PF agenda.  Boot-licking continues to be an art form in Zim.

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    Dilip 2 months ago

    “America has no history of bringing peace into any country as they only bring pain and suffering.” How about Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Philippines and most of Europe after WWII?

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    Dilip 2 months ago

    “Every Zimbabwean has been affected by sanctions”.
    No, every Zimbabwean has been affected by government corruption, incompetence and the violation of human rights.

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    When is the African continent going to stop blaming everyone else for their problems. Zimbabwe was the bread basket of Africa the West didn’t destroy that

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    njalo 2 months ago

    Where can one get a true written script of The Sanctions Document?

    If it is free, then why not distribute it to the general Zimbabwean public ?

    Just so that the would be commentators are adequately informed.

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      Falconz 2 months ago

      No way, Jose… the citizenry might read it..!  (You can book it would be highly redacted, anyway.) 

      Actually, I have grave doubts ZANU-PF supporters would be turned… “truth” is not a factor for them, at least they have never demonstrated an interest in it…. certainly, not the ghost voters.