Grace replaces villagers with animals

HARARE - The blatant lies by senior Zanu PF political figures and government officials regarding Manzou Farm in Mazowe are finally over after the minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Mashonaland Central, Martin Dinha, finally confirmed that the farm will be given to First Lady Grace Mugabe after all, who will run it as a wildlife sanctuary.

This means, as the Daily News has reported all along, that Grace will replace the poor families of Manzou with wild animals.

In a sudden about-turn on Wednesday night, Dinha confirmed that Grace had applied for a licence to run an animal sanctuary and had been duly awarded the vast and fertile farm bordering her other multi-million business and farming interests in the area.

He did not say how much this project of moving animals to the farm and repairing infrastructure such as the fencing would cost, and whether Grace would pay for all this.

Hundreds of desperate families have already been removed from the farm, notwithstanding a court order barring the police from ejecting the poor peasants.

“Affirmatively, the first lady has applied for a permit to run part of  Manzou. We have recommended that she be given a permit,” the exposed Dinha told VOA’s Studio 7 — after spending days denying that the controversial, illegal and callous evictions were for the benefit of Grace.

He said by next week, the National Parks department would have already released lions and elephants onto the farm.

“As we speak, the Department of National Parks is already putting a fence and by Monday next week lions and elephants will be on that farm.”

Last week, heavily armed police descended on Manzou Farm, indiscriminately and arbitrarily demolishing homes, slashing crops and setting on fire personal belongings of the villagers.

At the time Dinha, along with Zanu PF, denied vehemently that the First Family was in any way involved in the evictions, arguing falsely and rather self-servingly that Grace was a “philanthropist” who would never destroy people’s livelihoods.

This was after High Court Judge Erica Ndewere had on Monday granted a provisional order stopping the evictions if no alternative places of residence were not availed by the state.

A chorus of condemnation to the callous removals, including the displacement of children from their school, as well as the wanton destruction of crops and property, had fallen on deaf ears.

In his new tune, Dinha claimed yesterday that 1 200 families from Manzou had already been resettled, and that only a handful of people were resisting the resettlement.

“These people are mischievous. We have already found them land to settle elsewhere and they are trying to stop us. The relief they got from the High Court was only temporary and not final,” he said.

Former Justice deputy minister and Mazowe South legislator, Fortune Chasi, told the Daily News last week that the government needed to be sensitive to the plight of the affected families.

“I have been to my constituency and have witnessed evidence of the displaced people. Given that the atmosphere is charged and tense, I was unable to do anything.

“There were armed police evicting people and what can I do under those circumstances as I become powerless since the whole matter involves the First Family,” Chasi said.

Grace, in her vitriolic attacks on Chasi in August last year, accused the legislator of “terrorising” her in the area, where she owns a number of farms and runs her Amai Grace Mugabe Children’s Home.

She also disclosed then, and the video of this is available on YouTube, that she wanted the Manzou Farm.

“Zvazvakaita ndakaita apply pane conservancy iri kuseri uko (said to be Manzou) which was being run by the whites,” she said. “Ndikangoona yakagara, then I applied to use it to raise mari yekuchengeta vana pano apa ndobva ndapiwa tsamba inini.

“Saka vanhu vakangozvigarisa vaichera chera imomo vakanzi vabude, iye (Chasi) akati ‘muri kuvaburitsirei? Mugabe nemukadzi wake vari kuda kutora land yese.’ Akaenda kucourt nevanhu vaye kuti kana hazvimboite.

“Iye akapiwa farm naVa(Martin) Dinha akariramba. Akatengwa nemurungu akapiwa mari akati handiride,” she said.

(I applied for a conservancy in this area (Manzou) which was being run by whites. I had seen it lying idle and I applied to use it to raise money to look after children at the Mazowe Children’s Home and I was given an offer letter by authorities. The people who were squatting on that conservancy were then ordered off the property, but Chasi queried why these people were being kicked off the land. He alleged that Mugabe and his wife wanted to take all the land. Chasi went to court with these squatters to resist the takeover of the conservancy. But he was given land by Martin Dinha and he refused because he had been given money by the white owner.)

Comments (29)

Vanhu vaichera chera, chii chavaichera chera apa. pane chuma ka apa. saka zvakangwara ndezvekutora nzvimbo ine chuma wotenderedza nemhuka womora hako chuma pasina anoti feee

ndozvo - 16 January 2015

WHO gives who land in Zim

Bhudhi - 16 January 2015

so animals are now more important than people,makazvita ndikaramba ndinyerere mukafunga kuti ndakafanana nemwi

joy - 16 January 2015

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felix - 16 January 2015

Dinha your time is coming. you shall stand before the nation of Zim to explain your wayward bootlicking of the ancient alien and his disgusting bitchy wife.

Glasnost time on the horizon - 16 January 2015


TaTanga - 16 January 2015

Clearly the first lady is heartless when it comes to the plight of the people but ironically she calls herself mother of the nation.She brazenly defies a legal court order not to evict these helpless people.What does president Mugabe,a lawyer say about his wife's illegal actions upon fellow black Zimbabweans.??And I hope cde Fortune Chasi now sees why the West say there is no rule of law in Zimbabwe.

kAKARA KUNUNA - 16 January 2015

Heartless chete here grace does not give a damn about Zimbabweans, remember she's the one who said people can eat potatoes. Apa ayireva Zimbabwe yose saka what is 600 families to her. Ngaaite hake rimwe gorewo tichavawo nemasimba agare atotiza cos tichavaisa mataya muhuro.

maiwe zimbabwe yacho - 16 January 2015


maiwe zimbabwe yacho - 16 January 2015

i heard she said let them eat croissants and blue cheese

ani - 16 January 2015

They may both end up like Nicolai Cheausescu.

Liberator - 16 January 2015

When the Old man is 6 feet under , the street name, fake PhD, and ill-gotten loot will be reclaimed by the state. Unofunga kuti takavata here? Ask Saddam, Gadaffi, Causecu, mussolini et al what happened to the after many years of oppression. Zion shatirisa zvaunoita!!!!

Nicolae Ceausescu - 16 January 2015

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Oliver Mutasa - 16 January 2015

Zino irema varume woye. Vanosekerera sevanondida asi mumoyo vachidzimbikana kundiona ndichiseva muto, vanofarira kundiona ndichitambura, vanofarira kundiona ndakapfeka madhumbu, vanoda ndirarame nezvekupemha, hutsinye chete vanoda kuguta kwavo Kana paine chamakandichengetera baba, ndinokumbirawo mugove wangu ndichiri kurarama, Tenzi tarirari ndosakadzwa sechipfeko, nevane mari ndisina changuwo, ndinongodzvinyirirwa, ndichingotsikirirwa, ndinongoshandiswa nhando, ndichingofondotswa.

reggie - 16 January 2015

JOY please can you quote the chapter and the verse

Thank you - 16 January 2015

yes we all have the ideological defence of how wrong her actions are. but all is in vain until we are able to cultivate the courage to show solidarity and act in total togetherness. this is wrong, but a wise man said that as long as we allow such atrocities to continue, we are as bad as the ones causing them

cde mamba - 16 January 2015

Veduwe, madini kuti muna 2018 vanhu ava vavhoterwe nemhuka idzodzo.

Tahir Iqbal - 16 January 2015

But honestly Grace should tone down as people will not be all that forgiving once Mugabe is gone. My advice mama is, please read history and remember Emelda Marcos, you could have come across her profile by chance when studying for your doctorate!

Billy Pule - 16 January 2015

Beloved Zimbabweans, lets start using the social platform to spread the word even kumusha uko kwaane whatsapp. Its just to say verengera vanhu vaunavo ipapo and even if it means doing it everyday. Our people must not just be subjected to the seriously compromised radio and this one tv channel. The change must start nekumusha uko! Power is now literally in each and everyone of us' hands!

Bindu Mupindu - 16 January 2015

Disgrace is a bitch for real. Bombo harina tsitsi nemunhu. Kana ari murume we munhu hure rinodya kusiya murume mukuru asina kana kekusimira kemukati. This is the behavior of a bitch and what is unfolding before us is that behavior. Grace anoroya. She is evil to the core but one day is one day. Dinha your time shall also come. Didymus Mutasa was visited with the inevitable that he never thought would happen to him in his entire life. There shall come a Pharaoh who knows no Moses and Grace and all her little Lucifers will answer to the nation. Munhu wemukadzi asina moyo NXA

vongai - 16 January 2015

Where is Chief Chidyausiku, who of late has been in the media talking from his high office ? A high court Order is about o or has been overrun by grace. "We cherish our independance" Is this the independence Chidyausiku has been talking. Grace is cruel to the born on monday of all the animals available in this country she is putting LIONS and Elephants first. Lions feed on meat, and the only meat there is people. The elephants will feed all their green crops. Why not put some Kudu,Impala,Rabbits and some girraffes first. In free and democratic society, Grace would be disqualified to run an orphanage home. Technically I would argue that grace is Kidnapping / Holding hostage/ Ransom the children at Mazowe.It is wrong to seek manzou farm to raise money to feed opharns. Why not give Save conservation to Jairos jiri to help the need. Grace is abusing children to further her corrupt and stealing spree. What grace is doing is exactly as what Mutasa and others have been doing. These people they dont need to be forgiven at all cost.

X-MAN IV - 16 January 2015

Amai Doctor phd ma elections arikuuya muchadii

mona - 16 January 2015

I thought reason was going to give us his thoughts the CIO way here....looks like he is on leave. There is quotes and we have even gone onto YouTube to confirm and the Daily News is spot on does it mean it is still Daily Lies?

Qawe laMaqawe - 16 January 2015

let them get what they voted for

skhokho - 17 January 2015

Amai one day the baboon shall miss the branch, one day you shall face the music, indava udakuti Zimbabwe yese iyite yako, as we speak in Harare you crazy grace you taking any piece of land.........Im waiting for the day when you blind husband dies uchamama

the billionaire - 17 January 2015

Somebody was once described as 'the devil incarnate''. How can a worse of person be described?

Tahir Iqbal - 17 January 2015

Who in fact is Martin Dinha to say he is the one who gives land in Mash Central?He is part of the lands destribution commitee and not the misrepresentation of facts we have just heard

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Rodney - 17 January 2015

GRACE IS A HEARTLESS "SHEMALE" ane mamale organs,devil

GERT - 17 January 2015

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