Two serving Ambassadors, a retired diplomat and a high ranking army official have invaded a private conservancy in the Midlands Province.
An investigation conducted by Grazers revealed that the illegal settlers were controversially settled by the Lands Ministry. An investigation commissioned by the Information for Development Trust, with support from FOJO media Institute and The IMS, indicated that the Environment Ministry is not aware of the irregular settlement.
Other people who have been controversially settled in this area include senior bureaucrats and members of the ruling ZANU PF.
Some of the prominent settlers include David Douglas Hamadziripi, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to South Africa, Albert Ranganai Chimbindi (Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the United Nations), Chisaka Chipazwa (the former permanent representative to the UN), and Air Commodore Marcelino Jaya and Charles Mphambela, a senior director in the Finance Ministry.