The Her­ald

25 years ago

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader & Comment -

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.”

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