Riot police evict Tayali

Riot police here on Tuesday evicted a businessman and Zanu (PF) executive member, Joseph Tayali from R Chitrin building, which he had invaded under the guise of the party's black empowerment drive.

Riot police on Tuesday evicted Bulawayo businessman and Zanu (PF) activist Joseph Tayali from R. Chitrins building which he had invaded.
Riot police on Tuesday evicted Bulawayo businessman and Zanu (PF) activist Joseph Tayali from R. Chitrins building which he had invaded.

Police in riot gear and Deputy Sheriff officials descended on the Building, located along Jayson Moyo Avenue early in the morning and ordered Tayali's workers out of the premises.

He had turned the building into an internet cafe as sub-let several offices. The owner of the property, R. Chitrin was forced to get an eviction order from the High Court after numerous attempts to evict the powerful politician failed.

Party youths fought running battles with riot police who were assisting the deputy sheriff. Tayali insisted that he had bought the building but produced no evidence to verify his claims.

"The police are being used by the whites to protect their interests. I will fight this eviction to the end," said a visibly dejected Tayali. Zanu (PF) youths told The

Zimbabwean: "We are going to deal with these police officers. They will regret why they are protecting Chitrins. The police have started a war with us and we are going to take more buildings."

Tayali has been coordinating party youths who have been invading Asian and white-owned properties in the city.

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