Chingwizi police post burnt

A POLICE post at Chingwizi holding camp went up in smoke in the early hours of Wednesday in a suspected arson attack as anger mounts over the government’s failure to compensate and improve living conditions of the more than 18 000 villagers resident in the amp.

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About $9 million is needed to compensate villagers displaced by the Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam floods.

They were resisting being moved to one hectare plots a few kilometres from Chingwizi without compensation.

Only 400 villagers have adhered to the government’s calls to de-congest the camp by voluntarily moving to the new settlement.

Police details were picking up pieces of what used to be their base and barred journalists from taking pictures.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula could not be reached for comment as her mobile phone rang unanswered, but police sources said they suspected an arson attack by angry villagers.

“It is not clear yet, but we suspect sabotage by the angry villagers. However, the official explanation is that a candle caused the fire,” a police officer said on condition of anonymity.

The living conditions in the overcrowded camp were dire and have been worsened by a government food ban in a bid to force the villagers to move out of the camp.
Several attempts to engage the villagers have hit a snag.

Last month, a high-powered delegation of 10 ministers was left with egg on their faces after being booed and heckled, forcing a hasty retreat.

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12 Comments

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  3. mapurisa zivai kuti you are at war with madzibaba i think its madzibaba Ishmael who burnt the police post mark my words

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  6. chasura we shabani

    kana mapisa police post ndokuyi manje?

  7. Manifestation of anger over oppression results in targerting of govt structurers and policy implementation brews hostility and a definite chimurenga.Nezuro maida mavhoti kochiratidzai kuti takakuvhoterai nekudhirivhara!

  8. Masvingo as a Province nolonger has political heavyweights.dai vanaMuzenda vanga varivapenyu nyaya yeChingwizi yakapera kare.inhema here?

  9. iweee nyika yaora shamwari mari hakuna nyika irikuraramiswa na tax man(zimra) nyika yataichemera yaita mamvemveeeee…

  10. zanu iri kunyara kutaura kut takundikana hamaa weeee …

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