25 years ago
HARARE, 15 September 1992. — Scores of villagers in the Osborne Dam area were last week anxiously awaiting resettlement as earthmoving machinery worked right on their doorsteps.
About 70 families are immediately affected by the dam building operations and by last Thursday they were uncertain of their fate as bulldozers and heavy trucks worked close to their houses in round the clock operations. The dam will be the country’s third largest when complete by 1994.
One of the villagers whose brick house was right in the middle of the earthmoving operations, Cde Moses Kamusasa, told The Herald that he was “now very confused” as there appeared to be no move towards resettling the remaining villagers.
“Some people were resettled in St Faith’s near Rusape and in Headlands I have been waiting to move since August last year and I didn’t plant any crops last year. I just don’t know what is happening.”