Army justifies eviction of 200 villagers

HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has justified its eviction of 200 villagers from Lazy Nine Farm in Banga Village, Shurugwi South saying the area is a military protected area.

“The area is an officially gazetted cantonment area as stipulated under the Government Gazette Notice No. 802/1978,” lieutenant colonel Alphios Makotore, the director Army public relations, said in a statement yesterday.

“In addition to the above, the ZNA has put up notices to remind the illegally resettled villagers that they must vacate the area.

“Whoever resettled those villagers did so without consulting the relevant military authorities who could have shown the boundaries of the gazetted area.

“In that regard, the eviction order stands because those villagers were illegally resettled.

“Furthermore, it is in the interest of the villagers’ safety that they vacate the area as stipulated by the notices put up by the ZNA authorities.”

Comments (1)

Vanhu vekwangu vanozviitisa. Takangokura tichiziva tose kuti kwa Stokiri (Lazy9 farm) ndekwemasoja kubva nguva ya Smith kwaingo trainira masoja. Even panguva ye 1st resettlement during 1988 there about mindamirefu yakaitwa on the northern side of the road towards Gare area. Pakaitwa second land distribution vanhu vaipihwa minda kumapurazi akakomberedza Shurugwi town and sarounding areas leaving out Stokiri/Stokil farm (lazy 9). Saka zvekuzozvigarisa kumasoja zvanga zvabvepi. Vamwe vacho vaitobva Kuma resettlement vachienda kumasoja. Kungoda kushoresa Army nepasina.

gulalikabili - 18 July 2017

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