Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back, as Mnangagwa govt reverses decision 

Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back, as Mnangagwa govt reverses decision 

Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back, as Mnangagwa govt reverses decision 

Source: Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back, as Mnangagwa govt reverses decision | News24

Rusape – A white commercial farmer, who was evicted from his farm in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe, is reportedly set to return back and resume production after the decision “was reversed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s new administration”.

Heavily armed Zimbabwean riot police besieged Robert Smart’s farm outside Rusape town in June and forcefully evicted him from his farm.

The tobacco and maize grower was evicted to reportedly pave way for a top cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who had links with then president Robert Mugabe.

The grabbing of Lesbury Farm came shortly after Mugabe told his supporters at a rally that all remaining white commercial farmers should be kicked off their properties to make way for the ruling Zanu-PF party’s youth and his supporters who had no land.

But, according to New Zimbabwe.com, president Mnangagwa’s special adviser Chris Mutsvangwa said on Tuesday that Smart and his Darryn should not be disturbed in their farming activities.

“These farmers are Zimbabweans and they belong to Manicaland province,” Mutsvangwa was quoted as saying, adding that the country now needed direct investments to boost the economy.

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    This is words from a wiseman,with the Wisdom of Solomon.Lets hope this wisdom will prevail so that our land reform is method is orderly and can become a model in the world

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    Equal Rights 5 days

    “The grabbing of Lesbury Farm came shortly after Mugabe told his supporters at a rally that all remaining (white) commercial farmers should be kicked off (their) properties. ( Mugabe thought he was above the law now he is a rat in hiding hoping he escapes justice)
    The Question is Robert Smart a citizen of Zimbabwe? if so equal rights for all should prevail.
    A Law applied by skin tone is no law at all.