Video: Disgruntled Uzumba Villagers Express Their Concerns To MDC Alliance Officials
29 September 2021
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Tinashe Sambiri|Villagers in Uzumba are fuming at the seizure of their land by Chinese miners…

The Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has blessed the seizure of villagers’ land by the Chinese miners, sparking widespread protests from affected members of Uzumba community.

The MDC Alliance recently embarked on a fact-finding visit to the affected areas as part of efforts to find ways of assisting the citizens.

In a statement posted on Facebook, MDC Alliance spokesperson Advocate Fadzayi Mahere condemned the ruthless and inconsiderate seizure of villagers’ land by enablers of the system.

“Zanu PF is siding with big Chinese corporations and the MDC Alliance is siding with the communities that are vulnerable, that are powerless, that stand to lose their land, their heritage, their cultural sites, their burial step sites and their livelihoods.

After an MDC Alliance leadership delegation visited Uzumba & Mutoko, we reported on our findings at a press conference. We are using all tools available to us to protect the interests of the affected villagers while ensuring they’re not exposed to victimization by the regime,” said Advocate Mahere.

She added:

The MDC Alliance is on the ground in Mutoko and Uzumba to defend affected communities from forced evictions by Chinese mining firms who are backed by the regime in Harare.

We condemn this new colonialism and reiterate that the Chinese have no right to evict locals. #RegisterToVote…

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