Zanu PF Officials Denies HIV/AIDS Orphans Aid

The inclusive government has started programs to distribute free food to “Vulnerable People” especially orphans who lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Most of these HIV/AIDS orphans are mostly under the care of their grandparents.
However in Nyamandlovu area which falls under Umguza constituency, Zanu PF supporters and war veterans led by two party councilors David Moyo and Johannes Sibanda of Ward Nine and Igusi Ward respectively, are reported to be denying food to HIV/AIDS orphans.
“Children who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS are failing to access food aid at the moment as Moyo and Sibanda are accusing their grandparents of being MDC activists. Only Zanu PF supporters are getting the food. This  is  being evil because these children know nothing about politics,” Mxolisi Ndlovu MDC-T district chairman for Umguza district told Radio VOP on Friday.
Ndlovu, who was also the only MDC-T councilor in Umguza district before suspended by Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo early this week, said the politicisation of food in Nyamandlovu area has left HIV/AIDS facing starvation.
Nyamandlovu area is under Mines Minister Obert Mpofu’s Umguza constituency which has 12 Zanu PF councilors, six from the smaller faction of the MDC and one MDC-T.
HIV/AIDS is by far the biggest killer in Africa and has so far orphaned more than 1, 6 million Zimbabwean children. Every year, about 40,000children also die from HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, which was declared a national disaster by the government in 2002.
In the past recent years Zanu PF  has been using  food aid as a political weapon countrywide with party officials sometimes falsifying records to deny known opponents assistance from the government and relief agencies,
Public access to food and humanitarian assistance is being denied through well-coordinated webs of partisan structures such as ward coordinators, volunteers, village heads, councillors and chairpersons.