ZANU-PF control of distribution of international food aid

Name of Film: ZANU-PF control of distribution of international food aid.

Venue: Mhondoro, Mashonaland West, Mataga, Mberengwa. Midlands

Date: 28/02/2012


With a dire lack of food supply in Zimbabwe’s urban and rural areas, international food aid from NGOs has become the only means by which many can access food. However, the ruling ZANU-PF party strictly controls the limited aid supply with allegations of supplying only ZANU-PF supporters with food and farming supplies while the remaining communities starve. This footage shows an angry community confronting a ZANU-PF councillor regarding the unfair aid distribution while the next scene shows a fist fight between ZANU-PF and MDC community members over the distribution of the aid.

People then queue for hours in front of a ZANU-PF controlled food distribution point waiting for supplies while certain cars are allowed through, seemingly because they’re paying ZANU-PF for supplies or because they’re loyal to the party. Finally a local community member gives his testimony regarding the setting up of food distribution meetings by ZANU-PF that excluded MDC areas.

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