100 Families to Make Way for New Parliament

By Wongai Zhangazha

Government has started the process of moving villagers from the 1 130-hectare Selby Farm in Mount Hampden, Mashonaland West province, to pave way for the construction of a new parliament building by the Chinese as part of the deals signed between Zimbabwe and China last week.

Mount Hampden is in President Robert Mugabe's home region of Mashonaland West and is earmarked as the country's future capital.

More than 100 families, who have been staying at the farm along Old Mazowe road since 2000 when the country's chaotic land reform programme began, were on Wednesday last week given six months' notice to vacate the farm.

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