HARARE – Ex-Zanu PF Women’s League political commissar and legislator Tracy Mutinhiri claims her former comrades are moving in to grab her farm as preparations for elections gain momentum.
Mutinhiri, who is now a member of the MDC, nearly lost her farm in 2011 after she had been accused of befriending MDC officials. The well-planned move to take over farms from blacks not loyal to President Robert Mugabe has raised fears that only Zanu PF supporters will retain their farms.
Mutinhiri claimed she is being spied on by people from her former party.
The ex-deputy minister of Labour claimed one of her farmworkers was being used to track her down and feeding information to top Zanu PF officials who are salivating over her farm in the prime agriculture region of Marondera.
“I received a call from my farmworkers this morning (Tuesday) who had been warned that a takeover was going to take place. They chased me away from the party and I am now happy in the MDC, a party which respects people’s lives. Now I have stalkers on my back,” she said.
In 2011 Zanu PF youth militia invaded Mutinhiri’s farm and it took the intervention of police in riot gear to save her farm. At the time she was being crucified for her closeness to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
The militia took camp at the entrance of Mutinhiri’s Tapiwanashe Farm and dancing to Zanu PF songs denouncing the then deputy minister. Daily News
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