Police, Zanu PF supporters battler over Bromley farm

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

RUNNING battles between police and about 500 Zanu PF supporters remain the order of day at Bromley’s Subdivision H of Whiteside Farm a fortnight after the ruling party supporters were evicted from the farm.

Samson Chauruka, who has since 2011 failed to occupy the 40,8-hactare farm that accommodates one of the biggest tobacco grading factories in the country, recently teamed up with the sheriff and successfully removed the illegal occupants.

However, chaos reigned supreme as the evicted people, who most of them adorned Zanu PF T-shirts retaliated and returned to the compound despite a court order
to evict them.

Since then, there has been running battles between the farm owner, police and the evicted former farm workers with the former failing to farm as violence has
become the order of the day.

Currently, some of the evicted people are living in the open near Bromley Shopping Centre along the Harare-Mutare Highway.

Chauruka told NewsDay yesterday that he is yet to occupy the farm as the evicted people are disturbing the whole process through unleashing violence against
his men and the police.

“We are yet to occupy the farm. We tried to enter the farm again last Friday and they (ex-farm workers) attacked police officers before kidnapping two of my guys. However, half of the compound is now burnt down. I am liaising with the Sheriff so that we repeat the process until the remainder of those resisting

leave,” he said.

According to a survey conducted by this paper, the farm has attracted interests from local Zanu PF officials who are currently leasing some of the building to
road works companies as well as operating the tobacco grading factory.

The farm used to be owned by late white farmer Lombert, who later sold it to Chauruka – an indigenous businessman who runs butcheries across the country.

“The whole issue is politicised. Currently, they have vandalised the grading factory that we refurbished some years ago. Some of them are sub-letting the buildings to road maintenance companies. We have to raise funds again to restore production facilities which will take a year or two. It is really sad how the
third biggest primary tobacco processing plant has been stripped down and 250 jobs lost,” Chauruka added.

The ex-farm workers were first evicted in 2012 before Zanu PF intervened, ordering them to re-occupy the compound until an alternative place was secured for
them.

However, the ruling party last year lost the constituency to MDC Alliance in the July 30 harmonised elections.

Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email us on: news@alphamedia.co.zw


15 Comments

  1. BRING THE ARMY IN REMOVE THESE ZANU PF PEOPLE THEY MUST OBEY THE LAW

  2. I just want to tell you that I am just all new to blogging and absolutely liked this web-site. Most likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You really come with awesome articles. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your web site.

  3. I the efforts you have put in this, thanks for all the great articles .

  4. All in all I see Horrible Bosses, you could do a lot worst, if you’re one of the people who the films’ content appeals to see it, it would be a safe choice.

  5. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read content from other authors and use something from their sites.

  6. Do you believe in your past lives? Do you think past lives regression is real?

  7. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having similar RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks.

  8. Everything is very open with a really clear explanation of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Many thanks for sharing.

  9. You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  10. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the most important changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  11. This is a topic that is near to my heart… Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  12. Another issue is really that video gaming became one of the all-time main forms of recreation for people spanning various ages. Kids engage in video games, and also adults do, too. The actual XBox 360 is among the favorite gaming systems for folks who love to have a huge variety of games available to them, as well as who like to relax and play live with others all over the world. Thank you for sharing your notions.

  13. Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back yet again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  14. It’s hard to come by experienced people in this particular subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  15. This is a topic which is near to my heart… Take care! Where can I find the contact details for questions?

Comments are closed.