350 families homeless | The Herald

via 350 families homeless | The Herald November 19, 2013 by George Maponga

At least 354 families were left homeless and are living in the open after they were last week evicted from Ruware Ranch in the Chiredzi River Conservancy which has been their home since early 2000.

The families had moved from Bikita, Zaka, Mwenezi, Chiredzi and Gutu in search of farming land.

Last week the families were allegedly evicted from Ruware Ranch by police and the Messenger of Court to pave way for 19 indigenous conservancy operators who were allocated Chiredzi River Conservancy under the wildlife-based land reform.

Some of the families were evicted and ferried by lorries before being dumped near Manjirenji Dam – 25 kilometres away others were taken 40 kilometres away to a bushy area near Checheche business centre in Manicaland province.

The families argue that they were left virtual destitutes further alleging that they left behind some of their possessions like livestock.

Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Kudakwashe Bhasikiti yesterday said he was still to get a full report about the eviction of the families.

“I have not yet received a report about that issue and I hope to be briefed tomorrow (Tuesday) during our routine meeting and that is when we will be able to come up with the way forward,’’ he said.

 

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    Washumba 8 years ago

    Vanhu vanotaura chokwadi havadi asi vanokunyeperai. President pavaiti munongomere pese pese kunge hova makati havadi kuti tiite minda. Zvinhu zvinoda kuitwa negwara. Maimboti tinoda raise secretary general vakati chido ndinacho chekuvedzera mari asi haipo mukati vari kuramba nayo. Ikozvi Chinamasa avepo hapana ari kutaura nezvazvo

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      @ Washumba…these people settled in this area in 2000 only to be chased away in 2013 to make way for other black people. Why did it take 13 years to chase them and what’s the point of evicting someone and dumping that person in the middle of nowhere. Who is now the bad person and what’s the difference between this kind of action and what the whites did.

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    mayor 8 years ago

    If you google ruware ranch. You will find out that these people invaded the farm in 2011. So lets not argue without facts.

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      @Mayor

      At least 354 families were left homeless and
      are living in the open after they were last
      week evicted from Ruware Ranch in the
      Chiredzi River Conservancy which has been
      their home since early 2000.

      google again my friend!

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    These families are luck to be alive, in the struggle l lost my uncle cousins and uncles coz it was a revolutionary war. They tried their luck which never is now. Tough!!!!