via Zanu PF supporters invade Dabengwa’s farm | The Zimbabwean 6 August 2014 by Pamenus Tuso
Zanu PF supporters on Tuesday invaded for the second time in two weeks ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa’s Rudy farm in Nyamandlovu.
ZAPU spokesperson Mjobisa Noko told The Zimbabwean that a group of Zanu PF supporters, clad in party regalia, descended on the farm on Tuesday and started allocating themselves portions of land.
“As ZAPU, we are very disappointed with this development, especially as the invasions have coincided with heroes’ day celebrations. We view this as an attempt to ridicule the role played by Cde Dabengwa and his ZIPRA colleagues in the fight against colonial rule. This is persecution of Zapu leaders “said Noko.
Noko said what is even more painful and worrying is that Dabengwa bought the farm using his own resources way before the start of the chaotic land redistribution programme which saw scores of white farmers disposed of their land.
“Cde Dabengwa never benefitted from the land reform programme. He bought that farm using his own resources” he said.
Two weeks ago, a group of Zanu PF activists invaded the property but the invaders withdrew from the farm following the intervention of the police and Zanu PF senior leaders in the province. The invasion of the farm comes in the wake of country-wide invasions of black owned farms by Zanu PF activists.