Ruling party uses food to hold power, says prelate. (World).
"This is forcing ordinary people to be dishonest,' he said, noting that many people have two cards, one for the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and the other showing membership of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. As food becomes increasingly scarce, only those with Patriotic Front cards can obtain something to eat, the archbishop said. In addition, opposition supporters are refused attention at health facilities and service at stores, he said. "Men, women and children were, and still are, being deliberately starved," Ncube said.
The current crisis poses a threat of starvation to more than half of Zimbabwe's population of 11 million.
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|Publication:||National Catholic Reporter|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 13, 2002|
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