MDC-T supporters denied drought relief food aid

via MDC-T supporters denied drought relief food aid | SW Radio Africa by Tererai Karimakwenda 

MDC-T supporters are reportedly being denied drought relief food aid that government is meant to distribute to everyone, regardless of their political affiliation.

Reports from several areas around the country indicate that post-election retribution is at the heart of these illegal acts by ZANU PF agents, and the police are said to be opening case files without pursuing investigations further.

The latest report came from Mashonaland East where Piniel Denga, the MDC-T losing candidate for Chikomba constituency, said there have been evictions, houses being burned and intimidation on a wide scale.

Denga said: “ZANU PF has been on a spree. They are claiming they won the election but act like people who lost the elections. They are victimizing people in my constituency and as you know, burning down houses.”

According to Denga, the home of MDC-T official Adam Katsiga, which was burned down last week after midnight while his children slept, was targeted because he had gone to Harare two days earlier to report that his family and party members were being denied food aid.

Chikomba said that Katsiga had been warned but felt he had no choice because people in his area need food. As reported on SW Radio Africa last week, a report was made to the police but no action was taken.

“They are doing this to instil fear in the electorate so that next time they will not vote for anyone but ZANU PF. They want people to remember what happened to them again, just like they did in 2008 and reminded people years later,” Denga said.

According to Denga, the police say that their hands are tied and they cannot pursue cases against ZANU PF supporters, whose bosses also give orders to the police


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    tanyara muchatiguta 10 years ago

    Vanhu ve MDC moita kunge husiku, moto nezvibhakera ndezve ZANU PF chete.Kana vakupisirayi dzimba nemiwo movanda husiku movapisirawo, vakakurovayi vahwandireyi husiku muvarovewo period, ZANU PF anenge maArab they only understand violence dont expect any logic from those vampires.Vakapisa imba one imi mupise 20 vazive kuti muri serious.Kana muripo varoyi kuMDC direct ma bluetooth enyu purposefully to target ZANU, kana muripo mbavha vabireyi zvavanopamba izvozvo mungangoitwa ma victim kunge makasungwa pfungwa nemaoko, make Zimbabwe unlivable and ungovernable for them.Itsuro nenungu mumwena umwe abaiwa abaiwa.

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      Chitova weGona 10 years ago

      Well said bro. They are not sacred those murderers! Time to cry is over;its an eye for an eye now. Burn theirs too. Poison them too. Itai masilent assassins! Kurumira muvhu! Vanokutyaiwo! Ndatenda.Asijiki!

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    Tjingababili 10 years ago


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    jongwe power 10 years ago

    It is common knowledge in rural areas throughout the continent. The ruling party usually has control of the rural areas. Ignore that if you want to die early.

    But the real issue behind people needing food aid half the time is because they keep growing the wrong crops and/or planting at the wrong time. Many parts of Zimbabwe are really unfit for maize production, despite people repeatedly trying to grow that cursed crop year after year, hoping that it will magically yield the 7 tonnes per hectare “bumper yields” seen in commercial farming areas of Marondera and Chinhoyi.