Zanu pins hopes on EU measures removal

via Zanu pins hopes on EU measures removal | The Zimbabwean 22 July 2014 by Ruzvi

Zanu (PF) is pinning its hopes to revive the economy on the total removal of targeted measures and resumption of direct funding by the European Union.

The EU has indicated that it will resume dealing directly with the Zimbabwean government from November 1, after more than a decade of targeted measures against President Robert Mugabe and his senior officials imposed because of human rights abuses and poor governance.

After slapping the restrictive measures in the form of a travel ban on Mugabe and his inner circle and banning trade with companies associated with the party, the EU channelled humanitarian aid to the people of Zimbabwe through various non-governmental agencies.

Zanu (PF) spokesperson Rugare Gumbo told The Zimbabwean that his party hoped that the resumption of direct engagement would restore commercial interaction and improve social services delivery.

“We adopted the Look East policy (by dealing with China and other Asian countries) so we were not heavily affected by these sanctions. However, we are hopeful to create a prosperous Zimbabwe through foreign investment from the EU,” he added.

The MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora refuted hopes that renewed engagement with the EU would solve the economic crisis saying: “It does not help at all because sanctions were not the reason why the economy collapsed.”

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    Don’t hold your breath Rugare!

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    Capricious EU giggling back to the hands of the infamous.In whose auspices or interest?

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    Riman 6 years ago

    When you have no clue how to resolve a situation, you ‘pin your hopes’ on one solution.
    Surely this cannot be the all-in solution for Zimbabwe’s economic ills?

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    Jono Austin 6 years ago

    Why are the looking at ‘our former oppressors’, those that put ‘the yoke of colonialism around our necks’ for help when the whole thrust was to look East ‘where the sun rises’. They are so full of sh1t they don’t know their arses from their elbows. Pathetic stupid thugs.

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    So if sanctions did not affect us that much, how come they seemed to be the core reason to their claim of economic dissaray in Zimbabwe? U see what people who are honest and can’t do their jobs do?

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    Oi boys weave a bigger deeper begging bowl and prepare to shop till you drop!!!

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    Justice 6 years ago

    If the EU jumps into bed with ZANU they will get screwed! Don’t expect the next government to pay anything back!

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    JOHNSON 6 years ago

    Lets wait for Nov 1 and see. And what went WRONG with look EAST now. What of Chink investments. Usadheerere. KIKIKIK

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    JRR56 6 years ago

    What they really want is direct aid that they can get thier hands on. They want the West to pay thier civil service bill.

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    With Zanu it’s a merry go round. You buy a car. You don’t have enough money to put petrol. you sell the battery to fill up the tank. Now the car has fuel but has no battery so it cannot start. You sell the steering wheel to buy the battery. Now it starts but you cannot turn or steer it. You sell the wheels to buy a steering wheel etc.. etc.. etc..

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    todii zvazvo 6 years ago

    Why november 1, after MDC congress! if Tsvangirai is removed by the mdc-orange(zanu project) then EU will change goal posts. Hamulume!