President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF says it is not worried by the United States’ decision to maintain sanctions against Zimbabwe.The party however state that Mugabe promises against some action to US over the sanctions.The United States yesterday said it will not lift the travel and economic embargoes imposed on Mugabe’s regime over a decade ago.
The Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo yesterday said his party was used to the sanctions which they had lived with for a long time and had proved that they cannot collapse a Zanu PF government. He said as such, the party was not worried about the sanctions issue and was currently concentrating on the formation of a new Zanu PF government.
Mugabe too expressed skepticism over the removal of sanctions. He said during his inauguration that he doubted if the West would remove the sanctions.
“We have been under sanctions for a decade and three years,” Mugabe said. “Most likely we shall remain under these sanctions for much longer. But we have held our own.”
A few days later, at the burial of Mike Karakadzai at the national shrine, Mugabe threatened to hit back at the West if they maintained sanctions on his government.
“They should not continue to harass us, the British and Americans,” he said. “We have not done anything to their companies here. The British have several companies in this country, and we have not imposed any controls, any sanctions against them, but time will come when we will say well, tit-for-tat, you hit me I hit you.”