Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has said the new president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa and his cabinet should stop blaming sanctions but work around them.
Mliswa said the government should plan and implement policies with consideration that they inherited a government already under sanctions.
"Note to the President and his Cabinet...please, we do not ever want to hear any excuses and Lamentations of Sanctions or any such excuse. When you got in, you all knew that sanctions were there. So we expect you to plan and implement policy with that consideration in mind," reads Mliswa's tweet.
He said former Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith grew an economy under sanctions.
Mliswa went on to say "Ian Smith grew the industry under sanctions, the man build his economy and sustained a war while under sanctions."