Zanu PF heavyweight and MDC Alliance member, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti stands
accused of masterminding the vandalism of irrigation property at Moria Farm to block
other farmers from accessing irrigation water, TellZim News has learnt.
roughly 400 hectare farm is subdivided into four plots one of which is owned by
Bhasikiti who also uses the farmhouse left by the previous white owner.
four plots use water which is drawn from Mwenezi River by an electrical pump left
behind by the previous owner.
is said to have recently sent his workers to cut some water pipes that supplied
water to a fellow farmer’s plot.
vandals reportedly went on to fill the broken pipe with concrete.
efforts to get Bhasikiti’s comment were fruitless as his mobile phone was
News, however, managed to see a letter written by the affected farmer Evans
Runesu against Bhasikiti.
the letter dated August 28 and addressed to the Mwenezi district lands office, Runesu
bitterly complains that Bhasikiti is sabotaging the other farmers’ work through
vandalism of commonly-shared property.
Bhasikiti is vandalising irrigation implements at Moria Farm. On August 18, he
cut a water pipe that stretches to my plot. Although he promised to sort the
pipe after I reported him to your office, to-date he is yet to fix anything. I
am taking further action to report the matter to the police,” reads part of the
sources told TellZim News that one of Bhasikiti’s workers who vandalised the
property was summoned by the police and a case of malicious damage to property
was opened against him.
criminal charge against Bhasikiti’s worker is now ready and awaiting trial at
the Mwenezi Magistrates’ Court. Although he was working under the instruction
of his boss, it is him alone who will face trial,” said a source.