Source: ZCP accuses Zanu PF of causing economic damage – NewsDay Zimbabwe June 21, 2017
The secretary-general of newly formed opposition party, Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP), Ngqabutho Mabhena, has admitted to disrupting the Joshua Nkomo memorial lecture in South Africa at the weekend, saying he did so in protest at alleged attempts by a speaker to gloss over the economic damage caused by Zanu PF’s warring factions.
By KHANYILE MLOTSHWA
Mabhena yesterday told Southern Eye that he stood up and heckled businessman, Justice Maphosa after the latter told guests that Zimbabwe was a safe investment destination.
“Maphosa came across as a man on a mission to market Zimbabwe as a safe destination for doing business, ignoring the political questions that make it difficult for investors to invest in the country,” he said.
“We then argued on that when he was making his presentation. My apology is on my interrupting him while speaking, but I remain opposed to his views.”
Notice is hereby made that the range is used for the conduct of military training exercises involving the use of live ammunition hence extremely unsafe for human habitation, farming and livestock rearing. It is against this background that you are hereby directed to vacate such settlements on or before 20 June 2017.”
ZNA spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore could not be reached for comment yesterday. Chief Banga, born Lameck Toindepi, confirmed the development and said he was shocked by the notices which were delivered door-to-door by soldiers on horse backs.
The affected villagers are believed to have originally come from Bangalore, Donga, Mushwe and Bera in an area that border Chivi North, Shurugwi and Zvishavane communal areas.
Recently, tens of villagers near Mpandawana Town in Gutu were evicted and left stranded after the army declared a resettlement area to the west of the town a protected area.