Breaking News

Robert Mugabe University, Hospital on the cards

by Staff reporter
27 January 2013 | 5241 Views
THE First Family has earmarked massive infrastructure projects including a university and hospital on the land it allegedly recently grabbed from Interfresh's Mazowe Citrus Estate, highly-placed sources have said.

Sources said Chinese contractors have already started pegging land in preparation for the construction of the proposed Robert Mugabe University, Grace Mugabe Hospital and other educational facilities.

"The Mugabes want to leave a legacy by creating this massive project which is going to cost millions of dollars," said a source at Munhumutapa government building.

The First Lady reportedly recently "grabbed" about 1 600 hectares of Mazowe Citrus Estate in order to grow her empire which already boasts of the Grace Mugabe Children's Home and Gushungo Dairy Project.

An exclusive primary school named after her, Amai Mugabe Junior School, opened this term with an enrolment of 97 pupils.

Speaking to The Standard news crew last week, workers at Interfresh's Mazowe Citrus Estate said their future hung in the balance amid talk that the Chinese would soon start developing the area into a state-of-the-art educational hub.

Fifty-two percent of Interfresh's productive assets were recently listed for compulsory acquisition.

The estate's employees said Mugabe's workers had since instructed some full-time employees to vacate the farm houses and used tractors to raze Interfresh's maize field two weeks ago.

"Amai [Grace Mugabe]'s guards slashed some maize to mark the boundary between Amai's land and that of Interfresh," one employee said. "Amai now owns the maize crop that is on her side of the estate. We heard that she intends to build a secondary school."

Scores of people who were settled at Arnold Farm and Mbuya Nehanda Farm in Manzou area, also in Mazowe, at the height of the chaotic land reform programme, were last year evicted to pave way for yet another of the projects under Mugabe's empire.

Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba was said to be out of the country.

Mazowe Citrus employees have decried the invasion, saying it put their livelihoods at risk. About 300 permanent employees have since been told that Mugabe was not interested in their services while about 300 casual workers were said to be hanging on the promise that she will retain them.

Some said they were worried that their children would have to drop out of school if the decision to get rid of them was carried through as the estate was their only source of livelihood.

Others said they did not know where they would go as the estate was the only home they had.

First Family to resuscitate Manzou Game reserve

It is understood that the first family intends to resuscitate Manzou Game Reserve and also establish Nehanda National Monument.

It is believed that the spirit medium Mbuya Nehanda was hanged by colonialists in 1898 at a place called Baradzanwa, which is located on one of the farms.

Interfresh chief executive Lishon Chipango yesterday requested questions to be emailed to him but had not responded by the time of going to press.

Mashonaland Central governor Martin Dinha also requested questions in writing.

He later referred questions to do with the First Family to Grace Mugabe's spokesperson Lawrence Kamwi.




"I saw your questions and I refer you to Minister [Herbert] Murerwa the portfolio Minister of Lands who will be better-placed to answer your questions."

Murerwa yesterday said he was in Dubai referring questions to Agriculture minister Joseph Made, who was not answering his phone.

Mugabe University Hospital

Source: thestandard

Are housemaids an evil lot?

Yes
40.78%
No
54.37%
Not sure
4.85%
103

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

MDC-T official dies in bus accident - Shushine Siyamandanda dies ...

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 148 Views

Open letter to Thabo Mbeki on Zimbabwe

by Vincent Musewe | 28 November 2014 | 1508 Views

Purged Zanu-PF leaders can bounce back, analysts - THE ongoing purge o...

by Sports Reporter I Agencies | 28 November 2014 | 2070 Views

Unpaid, hungry man hits boss with a brick

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1550 Views

Chinamasa's letter to IMF

by Patrick Chinamasa | 28 November 2014 | 913 Views

Mugabe 'mutilates' Zanu-PF constitution

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1194 Views

Zimbabwe undergoing a very worrying and disturbing financial period - ...

by Psychology Maziwisa | 28 November 2014 | 771 Views

'MDC-T not fazed by political dwarfs union'

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 923 Views

Gumbo savages Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 3152 Views

'Chombo rigged central committee nominations' - Mashonaland West Zanu-...

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1374 Views

Chinamasa chides civil servants

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1641 Views

Chinotimba bounces back

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 2416 Views

Man in court for 'killing' attacker

by Court Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1344 Views

Police bid to gag media flops - Police's bid to exclude the media from...

by Court Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1129 Views

'Mujuru to be barred from Zanu-PF congress'

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 2755 Views

Obert Mpofu 'fakes' his liberation war credentials

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 2386 Views

Prophet Makandiwa's church building to be destroyed - report

by Nancy Mabaya | 28 November 2014 | 3341 Views

Divorced teacher beds juvenile (16)

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1720 Views

Cop savages lover's face with a razor blade - A 26-YEAR-OLD man had hi...

by Court Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 958 Views

Teacher under fire for bedding ex-pupil (14)

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1354 Views

Zimsec English paper leaks again?

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1743 Views

Under-fire Bhasikiti to lose Zanu-PF central committee nomination - ZA...

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 852 Views

Mugabe 'assassination kingpin' critically ill

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1953 Views

Callistus Ndlovu told to vacate Zanu-PF office today - BULAWAYO - IT d...

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1510 Views

Schools 'bullied' to close today - SEVERAL pupils in both Bulawayo and...

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1648 Views

Unity Accord 'dies' as ex-Zapu cadres are booted out from Zanu-PF stru...

by Staff reporter | 28 November 2014 | 1728 Views

T.B. Joshua Making Headlines in Poland for Prophecy - On Sunday 31st A...

by Patrick Kabwela | 28 November 2014 | 4130 Views

Moyo booted out of Zanu-PF - Deputy of Minister of Mines and Mining De...

by Staff Reporter | 28 November 2014 | 7824 Views

Charamba cum Manheru dismiss Mujuru purge as political when he is next...

by Wilbert Mukori | 27 November 2014 | 3956 Views

Entertainment

Zimbabwe has a good chance at winning BBA Hotshots - As the Big Brothe...

by 360nobs.com | 27 November 2014 | 1579 Views

Ivy Kombo-Kasi graduates with a Masters degree in International Commercial Law

by Jonathan Mbiriyamveka | 26 November 2014 | 4170 Views

Zimbabwean gospel musician goes live in South Africa on Saturday 29 No...

by Staff reporter | 26 November 2014 | 1814 Views

Re-brand ZBC

by Staff reporter | 25 November 2014 | 2314 Views

Express Links Money Transfer and Kenya Airways to Sponsor ZIMAA UK 201...

by Masimba Makasi | 25 November 2014 | 1923 Views

Namibian woman dances to Shona song - Video - ...

by Staff Reporter | 25 November 2014 | 4410 Views

Generations returns

by Staff reporter | 25 November 2014 | 4180 Views
iBlog

The Nsa Gets An Ok For Telephony Metadata Collection Yet Again

As much as we’d like to forget about the national security agency (nsa) and its mass surveillance program, it seems that there is no distracting ourselves from this unnerving reality.missing from the news for quite some time now, the issue has resu... Read More
SecNews 09 July 2014 ago

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago