Zanu PF MP accused over farm wrangle

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

HEADLANDS-BASED farmer Dakarai Mapuranga has accused Zanu PF youths of being utilized by native MP Christopher Chingosho to struggle him over his Mhandara Farm.

The Zanu PF youths in Headlands have written a letter of enchantment to Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Nokuthula Matsikenyeri towards the allocation of the farm to Mapuranga, claiming he doesn’t have a proposal letter.

Within the letter of enchantment, the youths mentioned Mapuranga was utilizing his “corrupt riches” to seize the farm.

“We (Zanu PF youths from Headlands constituency) invaded Mhandara Farm through the protracted land reform programme, resulting in the forceful eviction of the white former farmer. We object to the unfair allocation of Mhandara Farm to Dakarai Mapuranga,” the letter learn.

The letter was signed by Zanu PF constituency youth secretary Aphia Ingilesi, amongst different youth prime leaders.

“He’s utilizing attorneys and the courts to take over the farm. There are poor farm employees who’ve been all the time on the farm and utilizing it as their dwelling and have nowhere else to go, the  youths who had invaded the farm and had been promised that they’d be resettled there when authorities,” the youths wrote.

“The plan was that the resettled youths would use the farm store which Mapuranga is renting as a youth co-operative store. The youths had been persuaded by the then accountable (Lands) minister, Didymus Mutasa, who additionally had hidden offers with Mapuranga to return to their properties after which come again when the farm has been deliberate for resettlement.

“In the meantime, Mapuranga can be utilizing the farm below Platinum Firm. This has all the time been the promise. All of the earlier Manicaland Provincial Affairs ministers akin to Mandiitawepi Chimene and the late nationwide heroine Ellen Gwaradzimba promised the youths that Mhandara Farm can be subdivided into small items of land for resettlement by the youths.”

Nonetheless, Mapuranga in interview with RZP Weekender shot again, accusing the native MP of utilizing the youths to struggle him.

Mapuranga mentioned Chingosho believed that he needed his place and was establishing the youths to destroy the manufacturing on the farm.

“I’ve been on the farm since 2007, and I’ll stay a Zanu PF member. At the moment, I’m an peculiar member. On the difficulty of the farm, I do know the one who is behind the youths’ motive. That is MP Christopher Chingosho,” Mapuranga mentioned.

“You aren’t the primary one to get the letter (of enchantment). MP Chingosho believes that I need his place in 2023. Inform him to not panic, he ought to loosen up, I don’t need to be an MP. I’m specializing in farming and different points.”

RZP Weekender is in place of a proposal letter given to Mapuranga below Platinum Agriculture (Pvt) Ltd on December 14, 2006 by Mutasa.

Chingosho was not choosing requires a remark.

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