27 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - Issue 477

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Goromonzi MP, Beatrice Nyamupinga of Zanu PF has blasted Robert Mugabe's agricultural input scheme saying the programme was haphazard, caused confusion and was partisan.

Speaking before thousands of MDC members who included President Tsvangirai and the party's senior leadership at the burial of Mai Martha Nhamburo, Nyamupinga added her voice to calls by the MDC for transparency in the distribution of agricultural inputs and grain to villagers across the country.

The MP pleaded with President Tsvangirai to intervene in his capacity as the Prime Minister in ensuring that there was food aid in the community as only a few aligned to Zanu PF were benefiting.

"I have more than 12 000 registered voters in my constituency and most of them have no aid and I want to appeal to the Prime Minister to come to the assistance of these people," said Nyamupinga.

Meanwhile, addressing the same mourners, the headman for Mungati, Sekuru Murape said he will not accept any form of political violence in his area. "In the elections to be held next year, all political parties concerned should approach us and our chiefs to get proper direction on what ought to be done to ensure a violence free election," said Headman Murape.

He said he had worked very well with Councillor Nhamburo whom he described as a respectful leader who was concerned for all the people in her ward regardless of their political affiliation.

Councillor Nhamburo who died on Sunday was buried today in Domboshava at Mungati Village.

President Tsvangirai described the late Mai Nhamburo, the Chitungwiza provincial Women's Assembly chairperson, as a leader who dedicated most of her time in bringing about development and real change to Chitungwiza and her home area of Domboshava.

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