Temba Mliswa declares war on proposed land audit

Mliswa who was addressing an agriculture  meeting, which was attended by war veterans and Zanu PF militia in Karoi on Monday said:" If we allow land audit it means we are denying black empowerment as the process is aimed at reversing the gains of the land reform.

We are also demanding  that the government must  repossess all  farms owned by  blacks who are leasing them out to former  white commercial farmers ,because  it is  against  the law.”

Mliswa is also the vice  President  of a business lobby group Affirmative Action, which  has threatened to take over white owned companies to  empower blacks. He only started active Zanu PF thuggery when he was denied entry into the UK over a visa fraud syndicate which he was running from his London base.

Zanu PF resolved at its national congress  in December that the land audit should  not  start before the lifting  of sanctions. The land audit is part of the requirements of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). So far the three Zimbabwean leaders have not full implemented the GPA due to outstanding issues.

The European Union on Monday said said it will meet in February to revise its position on the sanctions. The EU and the United States slapped Mugabe and his close to 200 cronies on targeted sanctions for human rights abuses and unfair elections over the years.

The Brussels based EU and the US only removed travel warnings to Zimbabwe on their citizens after the unity government was formed in February last year.

The Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) has also called for the lifting of sanctions, saying the outstanding issues of the GPA will be resolved.

The inclusive government last year ordered a stop to all farm acquisitions pending a comprehensive land audit to asses the needs of resettled farmers. However land invasions still continue unabated countrywide.

Zimbabwe, once a regional bread  basket, has suffered severe food shortages largely  blamed  on the chaotic and  violent  land invasions that began in 2 000. Radio VOP