SW Radio Africa News Stories for Monday 26th November 2012
Archive for November 26th, 2012
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Monday 26th November 2012
Chasara says many peasant farmers have been denied seed and fertiliser from the President to start farming this rainy season, because they haven’t shown enough evidence to prove they genuinely support ZANU PF in Hurungwe; while Bambo says villagers in Marange are living like prisoners in their own homes, as their movements are restricted following the demarcation and fencing of the area by the diamond mining companies. They are stopped from farming and forced to submit to body searches on a regular basis as the government suspects they will pick up diamonds. They now rely on beans and maize meal for food which are given to them by the companies and school children now have to walk over 20 km around the fence to attend the nearest schools.
Anglican clergy and parishioners who went back to worship in church buildings that had been seized by the former Bishop of Harare, Nolbert Kunonga, have said most parishes were peaceful but they faced resistance in some areas. Kunonga’s son, Rutendo, is alleged to have poisoned a mango orchard at St Paul’s Church in Chinhoyi, in an act of revenge against clergy and worshippers in the main Anglican church. Tererai talks to Precious Shumba, spokesperson for Harare Diocese, about the progress they have made since last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which ordered Kunonga to return all seized properties.
Dr. Stan Mukasa, comments on the increase in superstitious beliefs among Zimbabweans and offers suggestions on how such beliefs could be used against politically motivated violence.