Friday, March 15, 2013

(HERALD ZW) Presidium to address land allocation anomalies

Presidium to address land allocation anomalies
Herald Reporter

THE Zanu-PF presidium will put mechanisms to rationalise challenges arising from double allocation of pieces of land, party national chairperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said yesterday.

Addressing party supporters at the official opening of Zanu-PF offices in Zvimba East, Cde Khaya Moyo said the party leadership was disturbed by the eviction of resettled A1 farmers who were still waiting for their offer letters.

Zvimba East legislator Cde Patrick Zhuwao had raised concern with the eviction of A1 farmers who have been on the land since 2000 by people who bring A2 offer letters. He requested the presidium to withdraw such offer letters.

“We are going to meet as the presidium. President Mugabe, Vice President Joice Mujuru and I will meet to discuss the problems of A1 farmers being taken to courts by those people who have not been on the land,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.
“This country was fought for by the people who are on the land now. Those who are now coming with offer letters were not there (the liberation struggle).

“Why should these people who have been at the farms for years be evicted? Where do you want them to go? This should stop because some of the people who are now coming with those offer letters do not even know where we came from.”
Cde Zhuwao said a number of A1 beneficiaries were being taken to court by people who bring A2 offer letters.

“The problem we have here is that some people are coming from Harare with top of the range vehicles to evict people who have been on the land since the year 2000 (when the land reform started).

“These people are taking people to courts on the strength of the A2 offer letters yet these people have been waiting for their (A1) offer letters for years.

“We are requesting that Clause 7 of the (A2) offer letters be invoked in areas where there are people who are still waiting for their offer letters. We cannot have our people staying in squatter camps in their country because they are yet to be given their offer letters,” said Cde Zhuwao.

Turning to the Zanu-PF Tashinga district offices, Cde Zhuwao said the community used its resources to construct the offices as a way of strengthening the party in the area.

Cde Khaya Moyo officially opened the offices that will be used for party activities.

There is a main wing office, a women’s league office and the one for the youth league.

Proceeds from the Mhondoro-Ngezi-Chegutu-Zvimba Community Share Ownership Trust were used to drill a borehole for use by the community.

Present at the ceremony were Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Webster Shamu, Mashonaland West Governor Cde Fabber Chidarikire and former Mashonaland West Provincial chairperson Cde Philip Chiyangwa among others.

Meanwhile, Cde Khaya Moyo urged supporters to come out in their numbers and vote for the draft constitution tomorrow.

“You all have to vote Yes for the draft constitution because it came from you. The draft contains what you said you wanted to be in the constitution. We know some people tried to temper with it at the drafting stage but we corrected it by putting back your views.

“We know MDC formations are now claiming to have created this draft but if you look at its contents it reflects the issues that we said we wanted to be addressed. Wherever you are until Saturday you should all be reciting the “Yes” vote,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.

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