Zimbabwe: Ministerial team set up to probe land attacks

source: SW Radio Africa
By Alex Bell
16 April 2009

A Chegutu farmer, who has come under recent attack by land invaders, says he is encouraged by the government’s decision to set up a team of ministers to probe the recent wave of farm attacks.

The ministerial team, which is being led by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, was announced by Mutambara on Thursday. He told journalists that as of Friday, the team of top officials would be visiting farms, saying: “We are trying to quickly address this political hygiene matter. It’s a matter of life and death.” The team includes Home Affairs Ministers Kembo Mohadi and Giles Mutsekwa, Agriculture Minister Joseph Made, Lands and Resettlement Minister Herbert Murerwa and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office, Gorden Moyo.

Chegutu farmer Ben Freeth, on Thursday said he was pleased that some action by the government is being taken with regards to the land attacks; “These politicians need to see what is actually happening on the ground to believe our reports.” Freeth has previously urged Prime Minister Tsvangirai to take action against [continue reading]

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