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Chiredzi evictions must be condemned

05 Mar 2021 at 06:24hrs | Views
THE decision by the Zanu-PF government through Local Government minister July Moyo to evict over 12 000 villagers settled in Chilonga district, Chiredzi to pave way for a grass project meant to feed cattle for a dairy company is the clearest demonstration of the callousness and selfishness of the political elite running our country.

Available information indicates that the grass project is owned by Dendairy, a company linked to top government officials.

This is not the first time the Zanu-PF government has evicted villagers from their land to pave way for private capital ventures.

We have seen these arbitrary evictions in Chisumbanje, Chingwizi, Chiadzwa and now Chiredzi.

These forced evictions must be condemned by all right-thinking Zimbabweans.

We will take all the necessary action to protect the affected villagers' dignity, livelihoods and right to land.

Zanu-PF's prebendalism, patronage and cronyism must be challenged.

Only an unelected and illegitimate government can give preferential treatment to cows ahead of its people.


Source - newsday
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