The campaign has sparked violence in several parts of the country with Zanu (PF) youth forcing Zimbabweans to sign the petition.
Speaking at a training workshop of the Zanu (PF) politburo on Monday, the party’s chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo said Mugabe will officially launch the ‘signature collection’ drive to to push the United States, Britain and their allies to remove sanctions on Mugabe and senior Zanu (PF) officials.
“Let us not start collecting signatures without knowing what to do with them. We will wait for President Robert Mugabe to launch the programme,” Moyo said addressing the politburo on the Zimbabwe broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) main news bulletin.
Meanwhile, the European Union will later this month review sanctions on Mugabe and his top allies.