WASHINGTON DC —
Britain has made a historic decision to leave the European Union in a referendum that stoked passions on issues of immigration and sovereignty, and prompted the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Markets across Europe plummeted at opening Friday morning, as investors reacted to Britain's vote to leave the union after more than 42 years.
For Zimbabweans, both in the UK and those at home the reuslts of the referendum has solicited mixed feelings.
Studio Seven’s Chris Gande reached a Zimbabwean living in the United Kingdom, Ezra Sibanda who says he is happy with the results of the referendum.
Said Sibanda: "I voted for Britain to leave the European Union the reasons being that the free movement between European countries was not benefiting me as an African or someone coming from outside Europe."
He said for people like him from outside the EU even with better qualifications they were not getting jobs ahead of these from the European block.
Meanwhile, an economic commentator, Walter Nsununguli Mbongolwane tells Studio Seven the results of the referendum will not, in any way, be good news for Zimbabwe’s targeted sanctions that were imposed on president Mugabe by Britain and the EU.
"The European Union has its own laws of dealing with Zimbabwe. They are not going to listen to what Britain wants from Zimbabwe. And also the engagement of Britain and Zimbabwe is not going to happen because the fundamentals that saw the sanctions imposed still remain the same." he said.