Zanu (PF) Youths to seize more buildings in Bulawayo

Bulawayo, – Zanu (PF) has threatened to occupy more than 60 Bulawayo buildings and houses owned by white and Indian businesspeople claiming that they are implementing the controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act.\r\n

This comes barely two weeks after more than 700 Zanu (PF) youths in Harare went on rampage raiding shops owned by foreign businesspeople mostly located at Gulf Shopping Complex demanding them to move immediately in a move described as xenophobic. The businesses which were raided by Zanu (PF) youths at Gulf Shopping Complex were mostly owned by Indian, Chinese and Nigerians nationals.

Speaking to journalists in Bulawayo on Wednesday, Joseph Tshuma the Zanu (PF) Bulawayo Province Secretary for Security said they compiled a list of buildings and houses owned by whites and Indians in the city and will grab them with immediate effect.

‘This is beginning of the implementation of the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act and black Zimbabweans will use them as business premises”.

In June last year Zanu (PF) youths in Bulawayo seized three buildings located in the central business district owned by Indian and Italian families.

The buildings invaded were Zambesia and Canberra flats located between Leopold Takawira and Sixth Avenue and owned by Laloo family of Indian origin. They also grabbed the Capri which houses the Pizzaghetti owned by Di Palma family who are of Italian origin.