Following the successful launch of the 2000 historic Land Reform Programme the United States of America, in retaliation, imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe.
Taking a cue from the US, the European Union followed suit and imposed economic sanctions in 2002.
To mark commemorations of the SADC Anti-Sanctions Solidarity Day, The Herald has launched a poetry competition for primary and secondary school pupils, and an essay competition for higher and tertiary education students.
The top three winners in each category will receive prize money, branded gifts and an opportunity for a tour of The Herald House.
For primary and secondary school pupils
In not more than 300 words write a poem that shows Zimbabwe’s resilience against economic sanctions.
For higher and tertiary level students
In not more than 800 words, discuss why economic sanctions should be removed.