The newly appointed Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Shuvai Mahofa said that she has started resettling the Chingwizi victims in Tokwe – Mukosi area to Chiumburu farm in Chivi.
“I have started resettling the Chingwizi victims of Tokwe – Mukosi recently where the affected families are getting four hectares each and water sources are readily available from nearby boreholes. I am also geared to take the province to greater heights as I have mega projects which will benefit the province’s general populace,” said Mahofa, a former gender and women’s affairs deputy minister told Radio VOP.
Civil society activist Anoziva Muguti welcomed Mahofa’s pronouncements and said civil society organisations are still waiting to meet the newly appointed minister after a cancelled meeting with her recently.
“I am glad that the Chingwizi victims have been offered relief after all this while. It will be however disappointing to see the programs failing before completion.
“I would also note that our hopes of operating are still in vain as the recent engagement which was proposed on meeting with the minister was postponed to a further date. We are hopeful though that we will have a cordial relationship as we do not expect the return of the Titus Maluleke era,” said Muguti.
“We look forward to a good engagement with the newly appointed minister. We wish that all we do will be above board and we are expecting a great engagement as it was with the recently dismissed Kudakwashe Bhasikiti.”
Titus Malukele a former Masvingo governor once called for a ban on non- governmental organisations operating in the province accusing them of spearheading a regime change agenda when they were providing food aid to starving villagers.
Mahofa once fingured in the defient invasion of conservancies was appointed Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs February 23 replacing seemingly popular Kudakwashe Bhasikiti who was fired from the post on allegations of misconduct.The controversial veteran politician is also secretary for security in the Grace Mugabe led Zanu (PF) Women’s League