… minister equates Chingwizi to Sodom and Gomorrah
By Itai Muzondo
Chivi rural district councillor and Zimbabwe Cross Boarder Traders Association of Zimbabwe president Killer Zivhu has challenged the newly appointed Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Shuvai Ben Mahofa to consistently speak the truth and fulfill her promises so that her term will see considerable development for the province.
In his speech at the welcome celebrations hosted by his association for Mahofa in Chiredzi recently, Zivhu urged the minister to hold on to her promises so as to bring relief and development to the province.
“We as cross boarder traders felt that we should welcome you to our province. Our biggest hope is however that you fulfill the promises you have given to the beloved people of Masvingo Province. We also hope that your contributions will bring development and relief to Masvingo as a whole,” Zivhu said.
However, Mahofa said her task as a minister was very challenging. She said her first mission in the province was to make sure that she puts to rest the issue of Tokwe-Mkosi flood victims. The victims were relocated to Chingwizi last year but Mahofa equated Chingwizi to a biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. She promised to further relocate the people to Chiumburu farm – about 200 km south of Chingwizi.
“I accept the plea from Zivhu that I should speak the truth all the time. I want to promise you that we will be together all the time – I have an open door policy. Soon after my appointment, I immediately addressed the Chingwizi problem and the victims are soon going to Chiumburu farm,” said Mahofa.
However, investigations by Tell Zimbabwe reveal that Chiumburu farm is worse than Chingwizi since there is no source of water.
Some prospective beneficiaries of the development said they were not going to accept the offer since have since managed to build permanent structures.local