Jabulani Sibanda terrorises Zaka
Written by Wendy Muperi
MASVINGO – Villagers in Zaka told Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday
that war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda was terrorising them again ahead
of crucial polls set for next year.
Sibanda was in Masvingo on a Zanu PF campaign programme dubbed “Operation
Sibanda has been threatening MDC supporters with death if they continue
supporting the former opposition movement.
Zaka’s four constituencies are under MDC.
He has since left Masvingo, although he religiously pays a visit to the
province for an indoctrination of the grassroots in Zanu PF propaganda.
Tsvangirai, who was in Masvingo Province to assess Constituency Development
Fund projects — an initiative brought about by the inclusive government to
enable legislators to embark on developmental projects.
Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson said his boss was taking
complaints from villagers seriously.
“The PM received reports that the community was now living in fear following
the recent visit by Jabulani Sibanda. People now live in fear for their
lives,” Tamborinyoka told the Daily News on Sunday.
Tsvangirai told the villagers to desist from violence and live in harmony.
He appealed to all political parties to live and deal with each other in
harmony irrespective of their political ideologies.
“PM Tsvangirai called on the different party leadership of Zaka to co-exist
in peace and allow every political party to hold its rallies freely without
interference,” Tamborinyoka said.
The premier’s spokesperson said Tsvangirai challenged government officials
responsible for food distribution to do so in a non-partisan manner for the
benefit of every Zimbabwean.
Reports of MDC supporters being denied food aid because of their political
affiliation have been rampant, and according to Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai
promised the villagers to take the matter up to Cabinet.
“The people of Zaka told the PM the distribution of food was politicised. He
appealed to the administrators to fairly distribute food regardless of
political affiliations. The PM also assured the community to bring the
matter to the attention of Cabinet and (Agriculture) minister Joseph Made,”
Tsvangirai toured schools, clinics and road projects done under the CDF
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