SADC joins calls for Western sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted

SADC joins calls for Western sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted

- The SADC will be joining mounting calls in the international community to put an end to sanctions imposed against Zimbabwe

- As the economic crisis in the nation worsens, pressure is being imposed to allow the African nation to trade freely once more

- Meanwhile, citizens are battling to feed their families amid hyperinflation and lengthy power cuts

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As the situation in Zimbabwe worsens, the Southern African Development Community has joined the international campaign to bring some relief.

The SABC reports that the endeavour is gaining momentum in the bid to remove sanctions imposed against the African nation.

The African Union has resolved to support Zimbabwe as it battles to rebuild its embattled economy.

Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa have already declared their support of the economic sanctions being lifted.

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However, many feel that this will fail to yield positive results, while others believe it will place pressure on Western nations to review their stance on the matter.

Marches to show solidarity with Zimbabwe are planned to take place later this week in various countries, with the largest expected to take place in the country's own capital Harare.

The ruling ZANU-PF is hard at work mobilising support for the protest action. Briefly.co.za reported that citizens are bearing the brunt of the hardships resulting from the blacklistings.

With severe power cuts, mounting production costs and a weak currency, basic food items have become a luxury for many.

In South Africa, high-profile politicians have shared their views on the situation with Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and Economic Freedom Fighter boss Julius Malema calling on the ANC to aid in restoring stability to the neighbouring region.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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