Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Chef Rebuked for Blaming Land Chaos On White Farmers

source: allAfrica
Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)
John Makura
13 February 2010

Mutare — Zanu PF Manicaland chairman, Mike Madiro’s double standards over the land issue were exposed after he tried to blame white farmers for the chaos in the province’s commercial farming areas.

Madiro, who recently evicted more than 30 families from his farm, was told to stop the blame game at a Joint Monitroing and Implementation Committee (Jomic) meeting in Mutare on Sunday as his “hands were not clean”.

The newly elected Zanu PF chairman looked shocked after MDC-T Manicaland chairman Patrick Chitaka rapped him for being a hypocrite.

Chitaka said Madiro had caused a lot of suffering to many people he evicted from his farm.

Some of the families evicted had worked on the farm for years before Madiro took over from a white commercial farmer, Charles de Kock.

Madiro had told the highly-charged meeting that white commercial farmers were to blame for [continue reading]

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