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Zimbabwe ruling party accused of misusing food aid

Zimbabwe ruling party accused of misusing food aid


Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF has been accused of intentionally withholding aid in areas facing starvation because of drought.

According to the country’s human rights commission, Zanu-PF has been withholding aid to opposition supporters.

The commission further said there was indeed discrimination and exclusion of certain citizens in the distribution of food aid.

This is despite, President Robert Mugabe declaring a state of disaster earlier in the year.

The state is still yet to comment on the allegations.

The government says about 4 million people are in need of food aid in Zimbabwe. Furthermore, half the rural population faces starvation.

Zimbabwe has been distributing food aid separately from international organizations.

The Southern African country is experiencing its worst drought in 24 years and rainfall is not expected in the country in the near future.

The drought has pitched Zimbabwe further into economic crisis that has angered its citizens.

The country is in woes and has of late been facing a number of anti-government protests from various quarters.

Press Agencies