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    Monday, 10 September 2018

    Farmers in uproar at GMB


    TARIRO MACHOKOTO

    ZVISHAVANE – There was uproar at GMB Zvishavane on Thursday last week when scores of farmers protested against preferential treatment given to contracted transporters who delivered their produce with their lorries without joining the queue.
    Fracas started when farmers who were in the queue for six hours waited until 7pm and watched contracted transporters come in, drop their maize harvest and leave without getting in the queue.
    The agitated non-contracted farmers then stormed the GMB offices demanding a stop to the preferential treatment given to the contracted transporters.
    The farmers only stopped their protests after management stopped serving the contracted farmers first.
    "How can they treat us in such a way, I have been here for close to six hours but no one has attended to me? Some trucks just come and go in front of us and all they tell us is that these are contracted trucks. They should treat us well not what they are doing right now," said a farmer who declined to be named.
    GMB depot manager Dube said he did not get such a report because on that day he was very far from work.

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