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ZANU PF militants raid Lake Chivero tourist resourts

by Byo24NEWS
23 Jan 2011 at 15:20hrs | Views
ZANU PF militants have raided the boating clubs and tourism lodges on the shores of Lake Chivero  near Harare, demanding 51 percent control of businesses.

Kuimba Shiri lodge owner Gary Stafford says his resort, popular with foreign tourists, diplomats and U.N. staff, reopened Sunday after being sealed off by more than 200 militants since Friday.

Stafford says militants took an inventory of the lodge's belongings and "there was no violence or looting." He says they told him they were evaluating properties under Mugabe's black empowerment drive for 51 percent control of businesses.

Boating clubs and a mobile home park were also visited by militants, some armed with sticks and chanting slogans of Mugabe's party.

Source - Byo24NEWS