Spokesperson of the National Patriotic Front (NPF), Jealousy Mawarire said that it will be counterrevolutionary to give back land to former commercial white farmers.
NPF is an opposition political party alleged to have close links to former president Robert Mugabe who was ousted by a military coup in November 2017.
Mawarire called on all Zimbabweans to unite against the move, which he claims is meant to please Western countries. He said:
The counterrevolutionary @edmnangagwa is now handing back land to our erstwhile colonizers. So why did more than 50 000 Zimbabweans die if the land they were fighting for is now being handed back to those who colonized us in the first place? ED administration is cancer we should be worried about.
As the NPF, we say no to sellouts, counterrevolutionaries and Western puppets who seek to use OUR LAND to buy phyrric legitimacy. Our youths, most Zimbabweans and our women, did not benefit from fast-track land redistribution. What the hell is ED trying to do now?
We will FIGHT for our land. We will resist efforts to appease the west by the coup president. The land is ours, blood was shed for that land. We have watched ED giving away our minerals, now he is reversing the gains we made since independence. This is unacceptable.
The Junta PF can steal elections but Zimbabweans won’t allow them to hand our land back to our former colonizers. Zimbabweans should unite to resist such counterrevolutionary moves by ED’s illegitimate regime.
Anyone who intends to dispossess our people of THEIR LAND won’t just instigate a political, social or economic crisis but a spiritual crisis as well.