COMMERCIAL FARMERS' UNION - FUEL UPDATE - 6th JUNE 2000
The lack of clarity about the expected fuel stocks, which was noted
previous fuel update of 23rd May, is still evident.
not present at the meeting on 6th June and the details we have
based on what the oil company representatives could obtain from
with Noczim and the fuel task force. We understand that the
between the trade and the task force is not as easy as it had
been and that
the task force appears to be growing increasingly closed and
National Railways of Zimbabwe were not present at the meeting
hence we were unable to learn whether there were any constraints
field of distribution.
The present erratic supply is set to continue and
while foreign funds are
limited it will remain a problem. The international
price of fuels is
escalating and if we continue to disregard market forces we
the problem in the future.
& Msasa - we were not given individual breakdowns for each depot as
the past. These figures relate to combined stocks at both
7.2 million litres diesel
2.1 million litres paraffin
million litres Jet
Beira/Feruka 6.8 million litres
8.6 million litres diesel
2.7 million litres petrol
2.9 million litres
3.8 million litres Jet
Tanks No figures were given
The "British Admiral"
which was rerouted to Maputo has returned to Beira to
unload. All we could
gleam was that she carried 5 million litres of petrol.
The next vessel is due
to berth on 8th June and her cargo was not disclosed.
Beit Bridge received 10 road tankers of diesel and 2 of petrol (Road
± 30 thousand litres)
18 Rail tankers are due in Bulawayo
consisting of 6 tanks each of jet,
diesel and petrol. (Rail tankers = ± 50
It is hoped that Engen and Zimalzam will be able to
supply one train of fuel
a day to Zimbabwe in the near future. (1 train = 20
wagons x 50 k litres = 1
In our last report
we encouraged farmers to secure their fuel needs via the
FCA fuel procurement
system as the "regular" route was far too unreliable,
this advise still
ZTA will be initiating fuel imports for tobacco growers' via the
facility they have in place based on tobacco exports. The
will be closely monitored by RBZ.
industries represented at the meeting are suffering directly as a result
the fuel shortage crisis. It is apparent that we will have to expect
uncertainty regarding fuel supplies in the immediate future. Reports
daily press are not always reliable and often contradictory.
.....information for thenation
The Latest Fuel Update as at 6th June,
The overall fuel supply situation remains tight and will
continue to be for
the foreseeable future.
§ While fuel continues to
be imported, frequent stock outs will continue at
service stations and
elsewhere countrywide. The service station staff are
managing a very
Please be patient and courteous when in a fuel
§ The supply of fuel to service stations is expected to improve
over the next few days following the receipt of fuel at NOCZIM's
Msasa terminals over the past weekend.
You can help to play
your part - conserve fuel now:
§ Reduce speed
§ Avoid unnecessary
§ Join or form a lift club
PLEASE CONSERVE FUEL
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COMMERCIAL FARMERS' UNION
FARM INVASIONS UPDATE
Our apologies for the delay in sending out the report. There was a power
cut at the CFU building yesterday afternoon, so we were unable to complete it
and send it.
We ask farming members to continue working with their
areas have been reasonably quiet and most areas had nothing to report as at
midday. Presence on farms remains more or less the same.
Horseshoe - Penrose Farm
was re-occupied and labourers have been requested to pay $10 each to
Block - Maize theft and
poaching is escalating.
Shamva - The owner of Woodlands Farm
was made to pay a compensation claim of about $40 000
West/Nyabira - Mayfield was revisited
Conservancy - The game scouts on Angus have been told to move out of
the safari camp with all their kit. They have been given until the end of
today. On Mukasi the game
scouts have been told to move out of the camps and are now staying around the
homestead. Occupiers say they will be "taking over or moving into" the homestead
Masapas Ranch - the game scouts have been
given one paddock to patrol and the occupiers have set up their own
"anti-poaching" unit. Masapas have provided them with six pairs of overalls and
six pairs of veldskoens. As a result there iwll be no work on the
Impala - There are two base camps still
here. The owner is expecting clients this weekend and they are worried about the
image it will protray to their clients.
Nothing to report.
Banket - A new occupation reported on Dondo Farm.
Structures are being built.
Chinhoyi - A new, peaceful
occupation on The Range. At Golden Kopje Mine threats were made to both black
and white senior officials, who moved off for 24 hours. Police have been
informed. This appears to be a dispute between workers and management about a
report from the rest of the region.
MASHONALAND WEST SOUTH
Norton - Yesterday Glenside, Exe, Elston and Marsdon farms
were visited. There appears to be a lot of political activity as nobody seems to
know the boundaries between the new constituencies. Marsden has been visited 11
times over the past few days. There has been one new death threat in the
Indiscrimate tree-cutting continues to take place on Blackmorevale, where the
occupiers are clearing lands.
There has been as much as
4 inches of rain in
one area of South West Mashonaland between Chegutu and
Marondera West - On Larkhill Zanu PF card registration
took longer and only finished at about 4 pm yesterday. A group of about 100
people were seen leaving the occupiers' base camp and going to the sub-office
for a meeting. The Marondera Police have been out to investigate the cutting
down of trees.
Wedza - The owner of Ruware has been
told that if he does not hand his farm over by the end of the week, three
quarters of it will be taken.
Featherstone - Two vehicles arrived at
Nyamazun and told the labourers to leave the farm immediately. Police are
handling the situation.
Beatrice - The
occupiers all returned back into the houses on Twa Glens
The rest of the
region was quiet - the weather seems to be
keeping people at bay!
Quiet - cold and wet with approximately 25
mm rain received in Bulawayo.
Peaceful and quiet.
You and your
farmer friends are invited to a Day of Inspiration and Encouragement to be held
in the CFU Dining Room on Friday 16th June, 2000 at 0900 to 1600. Please pass
this invitation on via your radio network.
We have three wonderful speakers in - Rev.
Gary Strong, Rev. Ndise Mkandhla and Rev. Sam Doma, who we know will give us all
the strength and encouragement we need to see us through the weeks pre- and
The day is being organised by Pastor Dutch
of the EFZ and Kerry Kay.
Tea and a finger lunch will by provided for
a small donation.
If you are able to come please let your
Regional Office know, and they in turn will give us numbers to facilitate
seating and catering, or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward
to seeing you!
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Should you require to check the voters roll,
you may telephone the following numbers with your name and identity number
between now and 13th June:
Tel: 704343 / 707911-4
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COMMERCIAL FARMERS' UNION
FARM INVASIONS UPDATE
Please note that the gazetted list
of farms to be acquired will be up on the CFU website today or tomorrow - www.mweb.co.zw/cfu
Summary of some details of the
Farms % of Area
Region 1 24
Region 2 364
Region 3 191
Region 4 144
Farms % of Area
No details 18
No report today.
Mwenezi - There are 10 occupiers on Morla Ranch, and 8
on Umbono Holdings.
Chiredzi - A war
veterans meeting was held at Jerera Growth Point and they were told not to peg
out any more plots or cut trees but just to sit on the properties. Demands were
made for food on Bangala and Eaglemond Ranches, but none was given.
Nothing to report
from the rest of the region.
No report at the
time of writing.
MASHONALAND WEST SOUTH
Norton - Last night Saffron
Waldon Farm had sprinklers to the value of $40 000 stolen. Don Carlos is intimidating farmers in the Norton area to
attend a rally on Sunday.
Marondera North -
a 7 tonne lorry full of chanters and accompanied by two police men arrived at
Loquat Farm while the owners were out. The group were looking for donation of
one beast, either for the rally on
Saturday or for themselves. They left once they realised the farmer was
Wedza - Labour from Lushington, Teviot and Rally Farms
were told by war vets to stop work to go and peg on Ballydavid. The labour from
Corby and Leeds were told to stop work and go to check for themselves if they
were registered to vote.
Enterprise - The war
vet base commander had a meeting with Minister Murchwa at Juru Growth Point.
Small problems such as demands for food,
transport, work stoppages were addressed successfully by the task force. With
regard to the Marondera Zanu PF star rally being held this Saturday, farmers
have been asked for transport but it appears that public transport will be
arranged by the Mashonaland East war vets office in DDF trucks.
The war vets have advised the farmers
that public tranpsort has been arranged and the farmers are requested to get
their labour force to certain pick up points. A
false report was received that a white South African was arrested by the war
vets but in fact it was a black South African arrested on Poltimore for
Macheke/Virginia - War
vet Garwe operating in the Marondera area and threatening old couples was spoken
to by the police and has now moved into Macheke where he has threatened 2
Nothing to report from the rest of the
meetings and dialogue continue with war veteran leaders in the
Quiet. A Zanu PF rally is expected in Mutare