ZIMBABWE TO FIGHT SANCTIONS

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STORY: ZIMBABWE TO FIGHT SANCTIONS DATELINE: Feb. 28, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:39 LOCATION: Harare INTRO Zimbabwe says it will launch an anti-sanctions campaign to fight against the sanctions imposed by the West, saying they are hurting ordinary people. It came as President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 87th birthday. PKG The government campaign, dubbed "National Anti-sanctions Petition", is seeking 2 million signatures. It aims to show that sanctions are hurting the ordinary people more than the individuals in the government who are being targeted. The country's government says the sanctions are "an attack on all Zimbabweans" and a challenge to its national sovereignty. Speaking at a celebration to mark his 87th birthday, the President Robert Mugabe over the weekend said his government will also move ahead with plans to target companies that are supporting sanctions. The ruling Zanu PF party is resolved to nationalize British and other western companies operating in the country Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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