Thousands of Zimbabweans have rallied in support of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call on the United States and the European Union to lift sanctions imposed against him and dozens of other officials over alleged human rights abuses and electoral fraud.
Today's rally was part of a government-organised day of action to denounce Western sanctions, which Mnangagwa said have "crippled" Zimbabwe's development.
#DidYouKnow? The EU has not imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe. Our restrictive measures comprise of a travel ban and asset freeze against former Presidential couple, a ban for European companies to do business with Zimbabwe Defence Industries, and an arms embargo. That’s all. pic.twitter.com/gSen3XLf8G— EU in Zimbabwe ?? (@euinzim) October 25, 2019
Members of Zimbabwe's opposition dismissed the protests as a propaganda exercise designed to distract from the government's handling of the crisis-ridden economy.
Nelson Chamisa, the MDC president, said in a Twitter post: "Only true reforms and a return to democracy will fix Zimbabwe's woes. The rest is mere propaganda."
Zimbabweans are suffering because of failed leadership, corruption, bad governance and rigged elections.Only true REFORMS and a return to DEMOCRACY will fix Zimbabwe’s woes.The rest is mere propaganda and a hopeless waste of time, effort and money. #stoplying— nelson chamisa (@nelsonchamisa) October 25, 2019
Source: News Agencies.