Zanu PF youths threaten land demo

via Zanu PF youths threaten land demo – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 5, 2016

ZANU PF youths in Manicaland Province have threatened massive demonstrations against district administrators, accusing them of corruptly dishing out land to their family members and top government officials.


The threats were made by the party’s provincial youth chairman, Mubuso Chinguno, on Sunday while addressing an inter-district conference that was attended by several Manicaland-based Cabinet ministers including Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene.

Other top officials at the meeting included Information minister Christopher Mushohwe, Agriculture minister Joseph Made and Energy minister Samuel Undenge.

“We have issues, ministers here present and other senior government officials. We met our Provincial Affairs minister (Chimene) and she assured us that as youths we were going to benefit in the land distribution programme, but we have noted that district administrators’ relatives and senior government officials are the only ones getting land,’’ Chinguno claimed.

“Some district administrators are giving their families multiple farms, their uncles, nephews whilst youths are suffering and this should be investigated. If this continues unabated, we are going to mobilise youths from all the seven districts and demonstrate against the district administrators at their offices. Today, we are not going to name them although we have the names.’’

Chinguno also ripped into Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri, accusing her of fanning factionalism in the party’s provincial structures.

“The other issue is of clandestine meetings in our houses, saying who is the godfather, who is the godmother of the province, this is not in our party’s constitution. We don’t want to support individuals, but Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe,’’ he said.

“We don’t hate minister Muchinguri, but her works of dividing the youths in the province should be stopped. She wants to create her own centre of power, she undermines Provincial Affairs minister Chimene and our chairman Samuel Undenge and that’s why, I think you read it in newspapers, that as youths we met to pass a vote of no-confidence against her.’’

The youths also committed themselves to participating in the one million men march set to be hosted in the capital in May in solidarity with Mugabe.