Guruve farmer, Malcolm Francis, dies after ‘brutal’ attack

By | May 21, 2014

via Guruve farmer dies after ‘brutal’ attack | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Guruve farmer, who was brutally beaten in an attack on him and his daughter near their property earlier this month, has died this week.

Malcolm Francis and his daughter Catherine were attacked by unidentified suspects on May 10th. The pair was found beaten and unconscious by a family member who rushed them to hospital.

Catherine passed away last week Wednesday as a result of the serious injuries she suffered.

Malcolm passed away on Monday night.

The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has expressed its shock and anger over the incident and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to book.

The group will be holding a press conference in Harare on Friday to discuss the situation facing the agricultural sector in Zimbabwe, in light of the deaths.

 

31 thoughts on “Guruve farmer, Malcolm Francis, dies after ‘brutal’ attack

  1. Jrr56

    They were white and farmers so according to government are not worth the trouble. #Racist Mugabe Government

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  2. Johann

    ‘Fast track land reform’ 14years later!!?-More like “Ethnic cleansing”
    “African solutions for African problems” White farmers must be a problem, hey Mr Mbeki!?
    May your daughter and you rest in peace Mr Francis.

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  3. Doctor do little

    The brutal attack of these people must be condemned by all those who believe in the rule of law. Condolences to the family and friends of these two Zimbabweans. I only hope their deaths are not in vain. I share your pain.

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  4. Dube

    A very sad day for Zimbabwe. Two lives from one family for nothing. Deepest sympathies to their family.

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    1. Hutu

      These two paid the ultimate price for attempting to continue to feed their fellow countrymen. Those that committed this crime will be brought to book. Maybe not by this, our lot. There are other HUTU’S out there that will look into these crimes even if we are dead and gone. No one gets away with anything.

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  5. Jack the rabbit

    This is not what we fought for. Dube it is a very sad day indeed. Then again we have had so many sad days under Zanu we have lost count. Deepest sympathies to the families of the two.

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  6. Hutu

    I wonder where “Public protector” or should I say “Apolitical” was.

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    1. KIBBS

      @Hutu Apolitical is so far up zanupf’s back passage that they have run out of foul air.

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  7. Holy Moyo

    I pray God to comfort and give strength to the famliy of these innocent people who have lost their lives through the babarians, thieves and murderers managed by the despotic mugabe regime..
    Another milestone in their evil.
    So they are begging investors to come and save their zimbabwe from economic collapse while they murder and pillage with impunity.
    I hope one day when have a real police, a real judiciary, will prosecute not only these but their Zanu Masters as well right up the the arch devil Mugabe, his thieving wife, his thieving family his henchman and his minions.
    I AM SO PAINED BY THIS BARBARIC MURDERS OF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE. MAY GOD FIGHT ON THEIR BEHALF.

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  8. jobolinko

    Coward idiots, not even ashamed ,no arrets nothing.

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  9. LUCY

    Im sure someone wanted his farm. Won’t be surprised if that someone is preparing to move in as we speak. RIP.

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  10. Chaka

    Condolences to Francis family. Unfortunately no justice system in this country. Judges tend to be perpetrators n the case goes nowhere.

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  11. Agog

    Shameless murder. Makes you sick to the heart and mind. RIP, free from these people at the very least.

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  12. BLESSING

    How long will the Zimbabwean people keep accepting these scenarios a pure example that this is being master minded by ZANU PF people need to arise and do something ,God helps those who help themselves.

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  13. Chiunduro

    R.I.P my fellow countrymen.Justice shall be delivered as soon as we become independant.

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  14. Mangena

    Zimbabweans and the world as a whole knows who did this and why. If it was a political incident especially involving opposition parties, the police would have acted at once and arrested a thousand innocent citizens. Shame on these thugs and their corrupt clueless leaders. May the deseased’s soul rest in peace.

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  15. Mahlaba

    How do we attract foreign investment when barbaric acts like this go on? There property rights in Zimbabwe, rule of law is something of the past. When someone murders or steals as long you carry a Zanu card you are safe.

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  16. Mixed Race

    Only vandals and cowards attack defenseless people because they are weak.These senseless killings will not make things better for the masses.Let us see what the law enforcement agents will do to bring these criminals to book.
    @Apolitical has failed to respond to my requests because he has realised that his comments were without technical and political facts but governed by cheap hatred and lack of common sense and wisdom.If he has learnt something from these debates,we should thank God for one life transformed for better.

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  17. Mixed Race

    Only vandals and cowards attack defenseless people because they are weak.These senseless killings will not make things better for the masses.Let us see what the law enforcement agents will do to bring these criminals to book.
    @Apolitical has failed to respond to my requests because he has realised that his comments were without technical and political facts but governed by cheap hatred and lack of common sense and wisdom.If he has learnt something from these debates,we should thank God for one life transformed for better.

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  18. NBS

    “You have destroyed your nation and slain your people.” Isaiah. God’s judgment is coming upon this governement

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  19. Straight Shooter

    OH LORD, NOT AGAIN!!

    What should we do with these Gukurahundis good lord?

    They are blood thirsty and are never quenched -what shall be done?

    They ripped the stomachs of our pregnant mothers and sisters apart – to remove the “little Ndeeeeere dissidents” – we thought that was enough.

    Now they have their land, they got their pound of flesh what else do they want??

    LORD HAVE MERCY!!!!!

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  20. Jimi

    No one can imagine the horror and fear Catherine and Malcolm Francis must have gone through at the hands of the barbarian murderers! May their souls rest in peace and God be with the family at this dreadful time. Spread this event far and wide – to let the world see what humble white people are subjected to in Zimbabwe. The perpetrators will never be found. There is a political agenda behind it – which will emerge when the “new owner” moves onto the farm. And Zimbabwe continues to appeal for investment and aid? For what? To cushion more crime and corruption?

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  21. The Goodison Family

    Our dearest friend of Broken Hill days, our heartfelt sympathies and the comfort that only God can give you and Jonathan and family, Revenge is Gods, beware of His wrath!!
    Norman and family

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  22. Nosizo Lebani

    May their souls rest in peace. Those who continue to kill innocent people, everything is recorded! The Almighty shall reveal all! The Judgement Day is near!

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  23. JOHNSON

    Its really sad and we pay our sincerest and heartfelt condolences. We denounce this barbaric act of murder. Now that the environment has been poisoned by bad politics people have suspects. How can we overcome this nihilism. Where is the law? Who tempered with the law to make Zimbabwe so dangerous? Is this normal and are we now used to death. We sigh with hopelessness and hope heaven has better things in store. God save Our Souls

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  24. former farmer

    They caught the culprits who beat my elderly parents up leaving them for dead – 2 CID officers. Oh and then they got a presidential pardon later.

    My condolences to the family.

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  25. maita

    Now the farm is open to offer letters, hey this country has really gone to the dogs. Only God can save us. God as you had the cry of the people of Israel, please hear our cry too. Whether we are white or black we are crying to you Lord, can you will be done and be done now in Jesus’ name God I implore you, show you grace to the people of Zimbabwe, show your amazing mercies to us. We have suffered enough. God I pray you here us, yes we have sinned and sinned badly but oh Lord cleanse us and take us off this bondage. can you strike the wicked with your powerful hand and my God in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

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  26. mike paterson

    Sincere condolences to the Francis family from all of us here in Tanzania.

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  27. Messenger Of God

    For a very person killed esp intetionally there is The Avenger Of Blood which will go after those perpetrators…Messenger Of God

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