Zanu PF youths threaten
fresh farm invasions

ZANU PF youths have threatened a fresh
wave of land invasions targeted at all
the remaining white-owned farms by
2018.
by Jairos Saunyama
The threat was made by Zanu PF youth
secretary Kudzanai Chipanga while
addressing a youth meeting in Marondera
on Saturday.
“What do you do when a boyfriend is
beating and falsely accusing his girlfriend
of dating another man? You will finally
fall in love with the man. The Western
countries imposed sanctions on us
because of the land issue. So today we
are saying we need to take over the
remaining white-owned farms. By 2018,
we should have taken them over. It is our
land and it is possible,” he said.
Chipanga also assured ruling party youths
that they would all get urban residential
stands they were promised by President
Robert Mugabe.
Speaking at the same event, Mashonaland
East provincial youth chairperson Kelvin
Mutsvairo said Zanu PF youths in Seke
would get their stands tomorrow.
“Your stands are there. Some youths in
Seke will have residential stands by
Wednesday under Urban Development
Corporation. The land is there and
planning has already been done. We will
make sure that youths in other districts
will get the residential stands as promised
by the President,” Mutsvairo said.
He urged party members to take over
commuter omnibus ranks and become rank
marshals.
“We are saying the likes of Tajamuka
activists are coming from the ranks. The
ranks are filled with the wrong people. It
is high time our youths became rank
marshals. In this province, we are not
going to allow demonstrations. We will
thwart all protests,” he said.
Zanu PF national youth political
commissar Innocent Hamandishe recently
approached Mugabe requesting that party
youths be allowed to take over
management of bus ranks in all urban
centres in order to neutralise the
influence of opposition parties on urban
voters.
This came amid fears the ruling party
youths wanted to use the ranks as
campaign bases.