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The Zanu-PF Harare provincial leadership has condemned party functionaries illegally acquiring land for residential stands using the party’s name. Provincial chairman Cde Amos Midzi on Monday distanced Zanu-PF from the illegal land grabbing at Amsterdam Farm where some youths are illegally selling residential stands.

The youths, identified as Ephraim Pfundukwa and Trust Rutsvara, allegedly took a piece of land belonging to the Ziko family which owns the farm near Granville Cemetery.

The pair is alleged to have been collecting money from home-seekers.

“A team from the party carried out investigations and reported that these two are the ones who are leading people causing disturbances at the farm. It is just unfortunate that these are the ones who were named but all those engaging in these unlawful activities against Government policy should be warned,” he said.

“There is a tendency by some people to use the party’s name as a cover for their illegal activities. There are some individuals engaging in illegal activities to further their own personal agenda and the position we are taking is that the party will not support such activities.”

In a letter to Mbare police after completion of investigations, Cde Midzi urged the police to take action against those grabbing land at the farm.

“Zanu-PF Harare Province wishes to clarify the position that as a party, we do not interfere with the work of law enforcement agents, particularly in respect to any activities which may be perpetuated by any individuals purporting to be supported by Zanu-PF.

“The law should take its course and ensure that there is maintenance of law and order as the party does not condone any improper behaviour or action bordering on fanning lawlessness and or disrespecting the duties of the police.”

Zanu-PF Harare provincial lands and land reform secretary Cde Dereck Pfumvuti confirmed that Fundukwa and Rutsvara were involved.

“These people have been selling land to people. Most of the people whom they sold the land to are not even from the Zanu-PF structures and when they realised that they were running out of land, they started inviting some people from the party and security forces to make it look like it was being administered by the party,” he said.

Fundukwa is denying the allegations.

“There are people who are afraid of my political ambitions but I have never addressed the people in the area and I am not involved in the parcelling out of stands at Amsterdam Farm,” he said.

No comment could be obtained from Rutsvara.

Source : The Herald