The aspiring parliamentary candidates in Makoni district, Dydimus Mutasa, Joseph Made and Patrick Chinamasa, who are usually referred to as the Big Three, have reportedly said they would take the farming inputs distribution as a campaign platform for the forthcoming envisaged elections.
Notorious Air Commodore Mutsvunguma, who is reportedly eyeing the Makoni South seat, is reportedly causing havoc in the constituency, while Made (Makoni West), Chinamasa (Makoni Central) and Mutasa (Headlands) have taken control of the farm input and mechanisation programme.
Perceived MDC-T supporters have been left out despite the inputs being bought using government funds from the Ministry of Finance under the farm mechanisation programme.
Villagers told The Zimbabwean last week that only Zanu (PF) card carrying villagers would receive the inputs. The inputs include seed, fertilizers (compound and ammonium nitrate) and farm implements.
“Suspected MDC-T supporters were left out, and the headmen only wrote down the names of people who are well-known Zanu (PF) sympathisers,” said a villager from Chief Chiduku.
“It is not fair at all. These inputs were sourced by the government of Zimbabwe and not Zanu (PF). The painful thing is that the beneficiaries who are war veterans will sell these inputs for a song, depriving other villagers of access to the inputs,” said Tafadzwa Chitsike, an MDC coordinator in Headlands.
War veterans interviewed said MDC-T supporters should not receive anything as land reform was a Zanu (PF) initiative.
“This is a Zanu (PF) thing, so what do MDC people want? They have got money from donors, let them go and buy the inputs elsewhere,” said Kenneth Machemedze, a well-known war veteran in Headlands.Post published in: News