Chiredzi West legislator Darlington Chiwa (Zanu PF) has accused Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahova and her Lands counterpart, Douglas Mombeshora of defying President Robert Mugabe’s directive to drive out the 213 Zanu PF bigwigs, who grabbed sugarcane plots at Tongaat Hulett in June this year.
Addressing hundreds of protesting Tongaat Hulett workers, who were demanding the return of their company’s
4 000 hectares of land, Chiwa said,
When we campaigned in 2013, the Zanu PF manifesto emphasised on job creation, yet Mombeshora wants to destroy the few jobs that are already there. Some of the officials taking land cannot grow sugarcane and are planting maize.
NewsDay could not reach Mahofa and Mombeshora reached for comments yesterday.