Link: Tsvangirai demands end to farm violence in Zimbabwe [Africasia.com]
At a press conference today, Morgan Tsvangirai has denounced the current wave of farm invasions as being in breach of the power sharing deal that led to the new government of national unity.
There have been 77 reported farm invasions in the two weeks since Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister of the new government of national unity.
Farm invasions have crippled Zimbabwe and led to the collapse of commercial farming as inexperienced militants took over farms and then let crops and equipment degrade and go to waste. Many farms in Zimbabwe had state of the art equipment which was not utilised or maintained and was simply left to rust. Had the government been in any way serious in their efforts to redistribute wealth, they would have drawn on the skills and expertise of those already working on farms. Instead, farm workers were also displaced, left unemployed and unable to feed their families.