CFU Update - 21 April 2000
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 11:31
FARM INVASIONS UPDATE - 21APRIL 2000
CFU Information Room will be open during working hours for the whole of
the Easter Weekend. If you telephone please let
the phone ring for some
time. We have re-routed the Switchboard to the
Information Room and this
results in a delay in
answering the telephone. We apologise for this but
please bear with us
Air Traffic Control at Harare main advise
that light aircraft have not
been refused permission to fly and have not
effectively grounded. There were restrictions on air traffic
the morning due to adverse weather conditions
primarily on Kariba and the Victoria Falls.
The funeral for the late Mr Martin Olds will be held tomorrow, 22nd
April, 2000, at 11.00am at the Presbyterian Church,
The CFU leadership continue to hold meetings in an attempt to
the crisis situation.
war veterans armed with sticks and knobkerries seen marching
up Christon Bank/Mazoe Road.
Rudolphia Farm, Alan Windram (Enterprise), farm house and
looted and burnt. Domestic animals savagely beaten
killed. Televised live by BBC/SABC.
Enterprise area tense and
rife with rumour. There is presence of both
army and support unit on the
A bit of movement of people in the Hwedza and Ruzawi
area. Rest of the
province seems quiet.
A number of
farmers met with Dr Hunzvi in Marondera late yesterday
discuss the land issue
Mashonaland West North
Mashonaland West South
Most members are in town, with their families.
When they go out to the
farming districts they travel in groups.
4 trucks with armed personnel seen moving on airport road at
Confirmed at Inyathi 14:00Hrs. Three or four more
death threats made to members.
Fairly quiet. Kwekwe situation somewhat tense and Rex (Jesus) in situ.