Kasukuwere targets white Zimbabweans in Save Valley [WTF!?]

via Kasukuwere targets white Zimbabweans in Save Valley | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Former Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has reportedly stated that only white Zimbabweans will be required to comply with ZANU PF’s indigenisation laws, as part of plans to ‘indigenise’ the Save Valley Conservancy.

Kasukuwere, who is now the Environment Minister in the new government, was quoted by the Cairo based news group Anadolu Agency, as saying that indigenisation is going ahead at Save Valley Conservancy.

“The ongoing discussions are basically about the inclusion of the rural communities who live in the areas surrounding the conservancy,” he was quoted as saying.

The minister stressed that only those properties owned by white Zimbabweans would be affected by the controversial indigenisation policy, which was originally meant to force foreign owned firms to give black Zimbabweans a minimum 51-percent stake in their shareholding. But in the Save Valley Conservancy, foreign owned properties will be protected.

“Foreign-owned properties will not be affected as they are protected under investment laws, but those [properties] of local whites will be,” Kasukuwere said.

National Parks in 2012 issued hunting permits to 25 so-called indigenous ‘farmers’ who were given land in the Conservancy under the government’s ‘wildlife based land reform’ exercise. The permits followed an invasion of the Conservancy by top ZANU PF officials, who were also beneficiaries of 25-year land leases in conservancies throughout the Masvingo province.

This included war vets leader Joseph Chinotimba, Major General Gibson Mashingaidze, Major General Engelbert Rugeje, Masvingo Governor Titus Maluleke, then ZANU PF Masvingo provincial chair Lovemore Matuke, then Deputy Health Minister Douglas Mombeshora, ZANU PF’s central committee member Enock Porusingazi, as well as ZANU PF MPs Alois Baloyi, Abraham Sithole, Samson Mukanduri and Noel Mandebvu.

Former Chegutu farmer Ben Freeth told SW Radio Africa that the situation exposes that the indigenisation campaign is nothing more than “a discrimination program taking place, on the basis of the colour of your skin.”

“It is very sad that just because you have a different colour skin that you are being targeted and you land and homes are given, to a large extent, to the chefs, to the people who are powerful in the party (ZANU PF),” Freeth said.

He added: “It is straight discrimination that goes against every human rights charter ever written.”

Freeth and his late father in law Mike Campbell led and won a landmark court case against Robert Mugabe and the land grab campaign. The SADC human rights tribunal ruled that the campaign was unlawful and inherently racist. That ruling, which still stands, has never been honoured or acknowledged by the ZANU PF government and instead the Tribunal has been hamstrung for daring to rule against Mugabe.

“(ZANU PF) have shown themselves to be people who will go against the law in any way, through murder, through genocide. This kind of discrimination is part of the way they have operated for a long time,” Freeth said.

He added that white Zimbabweans and their property and their rights are not protected anymore in Zimbabwe.

“Zimbabwe’s constitution and courts do not allow white Zimbabweans to protect themselves. And it is sad for the whole country,” Freeth said.

 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 18
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    Is Joseph Chinotimba able to read and write now? Think I saw him in a suit a few weeks ago.Has he been introduced to soap and water yet?

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    It amazes me there is not one Black Zimbabwean who will stand up and shout that this is illegal? Who is the Racist now?

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    Saddened 8 years ago

    Bare faced racism & nothing else with all the beneficiaries being ZPF members. Kasukuwere is a racist Mugabe clone, who has no interest in the betterment of our country.

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    It is time the minority groups and everyone else began to stand up and say NO! Someone should just fire this guy. Ministers like him dent Zimbabwe’a already distorted and dented image even further. I find it dispicable

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    Frankie Laine 8 years ago

    When will we just acknowledge what we all know. Secretly we all prefer our own race to others. Do we really feel as much sadness for people of another race than ours when disaster strikes them?
    It is inbred in us to protect our own. This is what ZanuPF is doing and to their credit they do not hide it. To their dis-credit they do not acknowledge it as racisim. This is what is now happening in MDC-T with all this talk about white Rhodies plotting an uprising within the ranks of the party. We bacame different and biased when God destroyed the tower and dispersed man accross the world giving them their own languages. From that time man’s united power was broken. Lets just admit it and not try to lie to ourselves.

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    Such short sightedness and inability to control the tongue and racial blabbering – now wonder no-one wants to invest in Zimbabwe. Who would want to with people like this in control of the economy, money and the wildlife. 34 years on and still spitting like a black mamba. You either want investment or you don’t. This quite clearly tells the world Zimbabwe does not want your input. Such a shame.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Racism Racism and they get away with it

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    The Mind Boggles 8 years ago

    It’s time all white Zimbo’s in exile start to back right wing parties and take what is ours from the black diaspora???

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Sound like a lazy bunch they wait for someone to upgrade and they just put their greedy sticky fingers in it

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    Petal 8 years ago

    besides the caucasians there are other communities that are being totally ignored by these toss pots in positions because of colour regardless of their birth right,excluding the chinese and asians who happily line their accounts to keep them happy and these are the very ones who do not employ anyone from another community just like them

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    Nkiwane (M'kiwa) 8 years ago

    No comments from black readers? Come on guys…

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    Petal 8 years ago

    no comments from them because they are the big racists and tribalists in a nutshell

    The black diaspora are doing just the same i hear in othe peoples countries

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      Nkiwane (M'kiwa) 8 years ago

      Very disappointing. I would have expected at least something from our Ndebele readers having been targeted so often themselves.

      Ah well, never mind eh. The great thing about being a white Westerner, is that generally anyone who defies us, like Mugabe, Gaddafi, Hussein, gets crushed or has their country ground into the dust! Or they subsist in abject poverty – like Cuba.

      Remember chaps, elephants and whites never forget.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    They are the cause of the problem in the diaspora they just get they kith and kin for employment

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    Petal 8 years ago

    The strange thing cannot understand some of these toss pots children are married to CAUCASIANS and living abroad and here they are being so racist

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Mk’WAR or MURUNGU!

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    Petal 8 years ago

    AGREE ITS TIME THE MINORITY GROUPS STAND UP AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!