THE ruling Zanu PF party has said it will not apologise for the alleged “looting” of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) farm mechanisation facility and blamed sanctions, Rhodesians and the opposition MDC Alliance for the failure of the land reform programme.
Responding for the first time after days of silence after the naming of senior party officials who benefited from the 2007/8 RBZ-funded farm mechanisation scheme, but never paid back, acting party spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa accused United Kingdom-based lawyer Alex Magaisa of working to please his foreign paymasters.
“Zanu PF has no apologies to make for the revolutionary land redistribution programme embarked upon from 2000, it makes no apologies for the government interventions in the various sectors of the economy, including the farm mechanisation programme to empower its new farmers in order to render the land reform programme successful,” Chinamasa said
Magaisa over the weekend released a list of Zanu PF officials, including President Emmerson
Mnangagwa, senior judges, clerics and several other Zanu PF apologists who benefited from the RBZ programme and never paid back the loans.