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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 10:44 AM
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Zim(babwe) begins destroying vegetable gardens
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Harare - Zimbabwe police have extended a demolition campaign targeting the homes and livelihoods of the urban poor to the vegetable gardens they rely on for food, saying the crops planted on vacant lots are damaging the environment.

President Robert Mugabe was quoted Tuesday as saying concern about the campaign was misplaced and agreeing to allow in a UN observer.

The crackdown on urban farming - at a time of food shortages in Zimbabwe - is the latest escalation in the government's monthlong Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash, which has seen police torch the shacks of poor city dwellers, arrest street vendors and demolish their kiosks.
Mugabe defends the campaign as a cleanup drive. But the political opposition, which has its base among the urban poor, says the campaign is meant to punish its supporters.

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http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art...




Talk about evil dictators. I wish our country could get our fricking priorities in order and help people who need it instead of bombing others for oil. First he rips down their homes and now destroying their food source - for opposing him.

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