Zanu PF dumps illegal settlers

HUNDREDS of illegal settlers along Airport Road, affected by President Robert Mugabe’s directive to have them forcibly removed, have slammed Zanu PF’s leadership for “abusing them”.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

The residents told NewsDay as they packed their belongings, that the ruling party’s leadership had allocated them the stands in the full knowledge that the move was illegal.

Harare City Council is set to demolish illegal structures along Harare’s Airport Road after Mugabe recently expressed displeasure at the sprouting houses while officially opening the $15 million stretch of road, saying they had become an eyesore to the country’s main gateway.

The residents said they had also been forced to part with thousands in cash as payment for the illegal stands.

“We were brought here by Zanu PF officials who wanted to get votes from us in 2008. We gave them money for the stands, but right now no one is standing up for us as we get moved,” Patrick Geza said.

“We are being asked to personally demolish our structures so that we save some property and other building materials. We were told to go and stay at Stoneridge, but the problem is that there is not enough space there. Those who have gone there were told to stay at already occupied stands and that has caused a lot of friction. Zanu PF is responsible and we cannot be told to just move without proper accommodation.”

Happymore Ngwena, another resident, confirmed the dwellers were Zanu PF beneficiaries.

“We were brought here by Zanu PF. No one is in sight to help us now. It is at the height of the rainy season and I have nowhere to go. I have four children and because of the uncertainty here, I sent my wife and children to the rural areas,” Ngwena said.

Patricia Chitsamba said the majority of the people there were not employed and finding proper accommodation would be a big challenge.

“The majority of the people who live here are not employed and we settled here through desperation. I wish that responsible authorities could give us some time so that we can harvest our crops. Those who put us here should stand for us,” she said.
However, others pledged to leave by themselves and demolish their houses without coercion.

Yesterday morning NewsDay witnessed a sizeable number had removed roofing sheets with some having left to find accommodation elsewhere while others said they would migrate to the rural areas.

Harare City Council has embarked on a mission to pull down illegal structures in different parts of the capital including threatening to flood other illegal settlements with raw sewage.

Zanu PF Harare provincial spokesperson Abisha Ushewokunze was not available for comment, but since 2008 Zanu PF has been winning elections in Harare South where people were told to settle willy-nilly on State or council land.

17 Responses to Zanu PF dumps illegal settlers

  1. Dr Drè December 31, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    Stupid zanoids now being hit by M’lambatswinah again. Kikikikikikikiki

  2. Sagitarr December 31, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    Like I’ve said before, i don’t have any sympathy for people who are duped by politicians (too many slogans, too little benefit) especially from ZPF. If they could violently usurp large farms what makes you think they would “buy” land for you? Sometimes one must ask themselves why ZPF is so unpopular especially in the urban areas – that’s enough to make you alert to ZPF conmen!!

  3. Basa December 31, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Yaaaaaa. People don’t learn. Zanu Pf is just there to use you thats all.
    Now your names are on the voters roll in that area they dont care.
    They wil vote for you in your absence thats were rigging comes in.
    The opposition should press for an updated voters roll that reflects this movement of people come 2018.
    Thats a big loophole for rigging.

    • Ndaziva January 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

      Warevesa wena. Ende ndochaizvo zvotoitika. Vanhu havadzidze ba.

  4. vivian v siziba December 31, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    The victims have themselves to blame,they ignored and bypassed the council offices and gave money for the non existent stands to fraudsters masquerading as Zanu pf messengers on a mission to deliver houses to Zanu pf members only.They believed that they were being given preferential treatment. Fraudsters saw an opportunity to make money and exploited it to the best of their advantage. Simple money from ignorant people who never bothered themselves to verify the authenticity of those stands from council officials from the nearest housing office, let alone the Town Clerk’s Department.These poor souls are now homeless and are at the risk of being attacked by diseases like diarrhoea.

  5. Martin December 31, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    ZPF knows that some people might refuse to be duped in 2018 and thats why they are now recruiting Green Bombers to force people to vote for them. The end justifies the means. People will be duped come 2018 and be forced to vote 4 a party which does not care for peoples’s interests. History repeats itself!

    • Robert Sango December 31, 2015 at 10:53 am #

      hahahahahahah basa wandipedza

  6. gunguwo December 31, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Before commenting on this issue I wish to raise two points of order:

    1) The majority of people who are now being evicted are not necessarily ZANU PF functionaries but desperate home-seekers who bought “illegal” land from real ZANU PF functionaries who occupied it. It’s a well coordinated syndicate of abuse of ordinary citizens by the ruling party.
    2) Along High Glen road, we saw the high-handedness of government as structures were demolished. We no know that most of the beneficiaries were MDC supporters. When it came to the illegal structures opposite Marimba Park near Mufakose, Saviour Kasukuwere was involved to avoid demolitions. Why? Because the illegal settlers are well-aligned to ZANU PF. Shall we talk of discriminatory laws or discriminatory application of laws?

  7. TruthBTold December 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    ZPF bought your vote. And you fell for their deception. it has been 35 years and we have not learned. We reap what we sow. And sadly you are all reaping. Only true repentance will save this nation

  8. Cde December 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    VaMugabe chete chete! Pamberi neZANU

  9. zim pipo December 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    pipo are suffering today and you knew all along that zanupf is using you to win elections in those constituencies ikozvino chakachaira ku side kwenyu manzwa butter

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  11. D. MURAPA December 31, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    they served intended purpose of diluting the urban population like hatclif ,sally mugabe heights did to mt pleasant. its a pity they are being dumped.

  12. garikayi January 1, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    Tsvatu…maifunga muti makagwara. Inonzi zanu yevanhu..it does ot care.

    • Yowee January 1, 2016 at 8:37 am #

      Haa this is not fair on the poor people chokwadi

  13. mboko January 1, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    makamama mese ndo zvamakada.maiiti zvoperera kupi.kasi maiiti ndimi mega makakosha hamusi vekutanga wani kuputsirwa dzimba wani after all u reap what u sow,ndizvo zvamakavotera zve

  14. mboko January 1, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    @ Basa hahahahahaha apo wabata panorira kkkkkk

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