(Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
UZUMBA – ZANU PF supporters in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP), angered by the ruling party’s silence at a time Chinese owned Heijin Mining Company continues to harass and displace them from their ancestral land, have warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa they will vote him out of power in 2023.
UMP is a known Zanu PF stronghold and has over the past years been its major source of votes, a point some of the villagers made in their promises to vote against Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF.
They were speaking at a meeting organised by villagers and attended by Zanu PF councillor Fagio Marowa.
“Honestly we are not happy with what is happening here,” said one of the villagers who claimed to be a war veteran.
“Having the MDC Alliance in our corner is good and bad, if Zanu PF does not man up and help us we will vote MDC Alliance,” they said.
Engagements between the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) revealed Heijin had not yet been given authority to go ahead but has since pegged its claims on grazing land, farming fields and homesteads.According to EMA, Heijin is yet to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).Heijin reportedly told Headmen in those areas “they are well protected” when questions were raised.