FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday claimed women were the worst affected by Western sanctions and challenged them to participate in the anti-sanctions campaign scheduled for October 25.
BY PRAISEMORE SITHOLE
Addressing female war veterans in Bulawayo, Auxillia said all women must take part on the anti-sanctions day regardless of their political affiliation.
“It does not matter which church or political party you come from, this is now a national issue.
It is, especially affecting us women and children. On the anti-sanction campaign day, every woman should come out,” she said.
“In every house, if there is a problem, children will come and cry to their mother. So I urge you women to participate on the day in large numbers as it is an issue affecting every woman.”
Sadc countries recently set October 25 as a day of solidarity against sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West.
Auxillia also urged women to participate in self-help projects to improve their lives.
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“I know grievances are many as the country is moving forward and some of them can be resolved through projects and life skills,” she said .
“I was thinking of projects or even small groups in which you can be able to make your own products like soaps, detergents and goat-rearing, among other projects, and the Ministry of Women Affairs will help in finding international markets.”