Friday, January 28, 2011

(TALKZIMBABWE) Zanu-PF Politburo sets 'sanctions retaliation strategy'

COMMENT - Zimbabwe truly has the most revolutionary government in Africa today. Odd that the MDC hasn't ever been able to rally the people on the scale we are seeing today in Egypt, Tunisia and Greece, isn't it?

Zanu-PF Politburo sets 'sanctions retaliation strategy'
By: Samantha Chidzero
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:29 pm

ZIMBABWE will soon retaliate against companies from countries that have imposed illegal, ruinous sanctions on Zimbabwe, the Zanu-PF Politburo announced on Wednesday after its monthly meeting. The party said it had made a determination on the issue which will be announced soon.

"A decision has been made by the party and we will take appropriate action. We have done our research and we know the companies that are involved," Zanu-PF party's spokesman Rugare Gumbo said.

He did not specify what action exactly will be taken, but indications are that these firms could soon be indigenised.

Gumbo said the Politburo had made it clear that 2011 was a "Year to Empower Indigenous People".

"We want to make sure that 2011 is a year we distribute the wealth of our nation equitably," he said.

Gumbo said the move follows a speech made by President Mugabe at the 11th Annual Conference of the party held in Mutare, Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe.


The Politburo said Zanu-PF was geared and ready for elections this year, and the party was supporting all its sitting Members of Parliament.

"The political commissar (Webster Shamu) gave a report which indicated that it is important that the party continues supporting sitting MPs.

"The party felt that it is not right to start electioneering now."

Election dates are yet to be announced.

The Politburo warned NGOs that violate their mandate that they "would be dealt with severely".

This was the first Politburo meeting for Professor Jonathan Moyo and George Rutanhire, who were elevated to the body at the Mutare People’s Conference.

The Mbare Chimurenga Choir entertained Politburo members with their popular revolutionary songs before the meeting started.

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