Opposition Warn Mugabe Over Dangers Of Fresh Farm Invasions


Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe against his typical populist, political rhetoric approach following his mooted fresh farm invasion exercise to satisfy war veterans’ demands amid a disastrous fast track land policy that turned Zimbabwe into a basket case.

Recently, Mugabe admitted that the country was importing maize from Zambia, due to its excess reserves after it allocated land to former Zimbabwe white commercial farmers that were violently kicked out of their farms.

Addressing war veterans at a crunch meeting held at the City Sports Centre in Harare on Thursday, Mugabe promised the ex-combatants more land.

However, Welshman Ncube-led MDC spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said Mugabe’s communist approach was disastrous and will not help deal with the impending implosion within the governing party.

He said Mugabe’s Zanu-PF government was perennially bankrupt and could not be able to revive the agriculture system that has failed to keep the country’s food reserves afloat.

Zimbabwe, which was once the bread basket of Southern Africa, is reeling in an El Nino-induced drought that has left at least four million people in dire need of food, with Masvingo and Buhera being the most affected.

MDC leader Welshman Ncube has described as reckless demands by former freedom fighters, saying if President Robert Mugabe bows to the pressure, the economy would collapse further.

Mugabe last week met the agitated wear veterans in the capital where they presented a raft of challenges they were facing ranging from statutory benefits, economic empowerment to preferential treatment on economic opportunities and indigenization.

Ncube said war vets were behaving like they were living on another planet, where they were not acquainted to the real challenges affecting the economy. Source: dailynews

photo-MDC leader Welshman Ncube

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