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Energy Minister Zhemu Soda in stock theft storm

Police in Muzarabani is up in arms with Energy Minister Zhemu Soda who is also a Muzarabani North legislator.  In a police document, the police allege Soda wants farmers in Muzarabani to buy and sell cattle without licenses.

The document states that Soda called for a stock theft clearance meeting in Muzarabani on January 6 and the meeting was attended by local leaders, President’s office, the Veterinary department, and ZANU PF youths led by Emmerson Raradza.

“The agenda of the meeting was a single one to look into the cattle clearance process that has caused suffering to cattle farmers,” reads part of the document.

The document further claims that Soda told one Guruve Supritendent Chiyangwa that he wanted local farmers in Muzarabani to be allowed to buy and sell cattle without licences since most of them were unemployed.

Supritendent Chiyangwa denied Soda’s suggestion saying the cattle clearing process was an organisational process and he coud not change it himself.

However, Chief Hwata of Muzarabani together with Muzarabani District Development Coodinator John Chihobo spoke highly of the police clearance process at the meeting.

Stock theft is rife in Muzarabani and Mbire districts.

In other news – Jaison Muvhevhi hit with another murder charge

Murder suspect, Jaison Muvhevhi who made headlines last week after he shooting and killed three people, including a police officer in Wedza has been hit with another murder charge.

Muvhevhi is accused of killing an apostolic sect leader, Crispen Kanerusine, Wedza police station officer in charge, Maxwell Hove and a bartender at Murambinda business centre, Munashe Munjani on January 13.Learn More

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