Victims cry foul over stand allocations</span><span class="entry"><br> <br> <b>By Lance Guma<br> 22 July 2005</b></span></p> <p class="entry">Weeks after being evicted from their homes many victims of operation 'murambatsvina' have expressed outrage at the manner in which the few new stands available are being allocated to Zanu PF supporters. <br> </p> <p class="entry">Themba Ndlovu who lost his home in Bulawayo says the non-Constituent Member of Parliament representing Zanu PF, Mr Satiya, has been tasked with compiling the list of beneficiaries for the Bulawayo area. Predictably the list is stuffed with known Zanu PF supporters, while those from the MDC are being excluded.<br> </p> <p class="entry">Ndlovu says he confronted officials over the omission of his name from the list and was bluntly told he supported the wrong party. Others are simply being told the waiting list has 12 000 people, when in fact application forms are being distributed within Zanu PF structures. Another victim, Dongwana Ngwenya, a vocal MDC sympathizer, has also been left out leading to conclusions that Mugabe's regime is diluting the urban population with its own supporters. Opposition supporters on the other hand are being forced into the rural areas where feared youth militia and chiefs are expected to keep an eye on them.<br> </p> <p class="entry">In another example of the patronage system being used the National Railways of Zimbabwe has apparently tasked a war veteran known only as Sandayedza to compile a list of employees who should benefit from a relocation scheme for new houses. Its Westgate complex in Bulawayo has been designated an industrial area and tenants are to be offered new stands elsewhere. Instead of moving everyone, officials are drawing up a list of known Zanu PF members who will take up the new stands. <br> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p class="entry"><br> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p class="entry"><span class="entry"><br> </span></p> <span class="entry"><b></b></span><b><span class="entry"><br> </span> </b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="entry" valign="top"><span class="title_sub">SW Radio Africa Zimbabwe news</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="entry" valign="top" height="6"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="entry" valign="top"> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>