ZAPU Calls For An End To Land Invasions

Harare – THE recently revived ZAPU has called upon the Ministry of Home Affairs to put an end to the on-going farm invasions saying they are tarnishing the country’s image.

The party’s marketing and communications officer Smile Dube said the two Home Affairs Kembo Mohadi and Giles Mutsekwa must follow Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s directive for the police to immediately stop farm invasions.

Tsvangirai recently directed police to arrest people who are invading commercial farms thereby disrupting production.

Said Dube, “We believe as the vanguard party that the directives by Morgan Tsvangirai the Zimbabwean Prime Minister are going to be taken seriously if those responsible for the land invasions and any other act of abuse of human rights are brought to book. Justice should prevail and that is what Zimbabweans are looking for.” 

ZAPU also blames President Robert Mugabe for the on-going farm invasions, which has affected 100 white-owned commercial farms in the past month.

“We believe as a party that, a statement by the Zanu PF President Robert Gabriel Mugabe at his birth day party held in Chinhoyi has led to these invasions,” said Dube.

Mugabe told hundreds of people during his 85th birthday celebrations in Chinhoyi in February that there would be "no going back" on planned and already executed seizures of land owned by white farmers.

Zapu said Mugabe is the signatory to the Global Political Agreement and should not have said those damaging statements.

“ZANU PF should abide by the agreement as the nation can not afford some of these setbacks,” said Dube.

“Zanu PF should tell no lies nor claim easy victory by using state apparatus and machinery. This grandstanding and diversion from the current policies, which have been embraced by the whole world, is disturbing to say the least.”