She has petitioned the Zanu (PF) politburo to restore the hunting leases of all party bigwigs booted out of the sanctuary – arguing that those who pushed for their removal were supporters of ousted vice president Joyce Mujuru.
Mahofa, together with other party heavy weights and army generals, were booted out of the Save Valley Conservancies last year by President Robert Mugabe and the politburo. But in a new development Mahofa has written to the party’s highest decision making body requesting that all those who had their hunting quotas withdrawn be allowed to resume their plots in the vast sanctuary.
She said part of the resolution made by the Zanu (PF) Masvingo provincial executive was to strengthen moves to take over the conservancies, which she said were reserved purely for whites.
“In line with the party’s resolutions which were adopted by the politburo we request that those who lost their hunting leases in the Save Valley be reinstated with immediate effect,” says the letter.
“It has also come to our attention that those who misled the party to have the hunting licences revoked were members of the so called Gamatox who had links with the former white Rhodesians currently occupying the sanctuary,” it says.
“Being the government leader in the province our supporters are asking why most our resolutions ahead of the December Congress last year are not being implemented after being given a nod by the politburo,” wrote Mahofa.
The Zanu (PF) provincial executive led by Paradzai Chakona resolved among other things to take over the Save Valley ahead of the party's December 2014 congress. Most of the resolutions passed by the executive have since been adopted by the politburo and are awaiting implementation.
The provincial affairs minister last week confirmed that she would not rest until the conservancies were indigenised. She said she had written the later after consultations with other party members and was still awaiting a response
“We have to look into areas that are white-dominated when we talk about indigenisation and therefore I will not rest until the Save Valley issue is finalised for the benefit of black Zimbabweans,” said Mahofa.Post published in: News