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Indigenisation Move Turns Sour For Zanu –PF Youth Militia

Indigenisation Move Turns Sour For Zanu –PF Youth Militia

Masvingo, December 31, 2011 -The controversial black empowerment and 
indigenisation policy fronted by Zanu-PF has backfired to its youth militias 
in Chiredzi who have been summoned to court after they forcibly grabbed 
three buildings in the sugar estate town owned by white people.

About ten Zanu –PF  youths were last week served by letters instructing them 
to appear before a Chiredzi magistrate facing charges of invading private 
property and malicious damage to property after they went on the rampage in 
September destroying properties in the buildings they forcibly grabbed.

The boisterous youths took over the properties after they accused the three 
white men, Jan Van Javeert who owns South East Turning company, Graig 
Hanning ‘s building and  Govan investments building owned by Southhood Govan 
of failing to complying with the Indigenization Act that demands foreign 
business to cede 51%n to the locals.

The rowdy Zanu –PF  youth group, Masvingo Youths Empowerment Association 
(MAYEA), who said they were supporting youth Minister Savoiur Kasukuwere who 
is the brains  behind the controversial policy and law, could be jailed 
after their action turned nasty after they were served with court summons.

Zanu –PF  deputy national political commissar for the youth wing, Talent 
Majoni who was also served with the letter after leading the property grab 
confirmed the latest development to Radio VOP.

“It’s true that we have been served with summons to appear in court in 
Chiredzi for allegedly taking those buildings in September. Right now I can’t 
give the actual dates of the court case as I am travelling to Chiredzi to 
collect my summons but my colleagues called me after receiving theirs and 
they have mine also.

“ They want to arrest us for taking what is rightfully ours, this is a set 
back to the empowerment drive spearheaded by our party Zanu-PF , we are 
going to fight this and make sure that the drive moves ahead in the 
province,” said Majoni.

Majoni said they will be getting the assistance of their party lawyers and 
give details of all the members who have been served with summons but 
pointed out that they could be over ten.

The youth militia group had sent panic across the province as other white 
business hurriedly closed while other were living in fear of losing their 
companies after announcing that they will be pouncing on bigger firms.

The group was targeting giant sugar producing companies, Hippo Valley and 
Triangle in the low veld district of Chiredzi, Renco gold mine in Masvingo 
south and Africa’s biggest and sole Lithium producers, Bikita Minerals.


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