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Herewith as promised the new listings of section 8 orders and section 5
notices as appeared in Friday 11th March Herald newspaper.

Attention is drawn to the fact that Lot 164 (16 properties) referred to on
Friday as a new listing, is in fact a repeat listing from the 4th march
2005 Herald. Attention is also drawn to the fact that the list no 1 of Lot
164 is repeated for two different properties resulting in a total list of
18 properties, not 17 as stated in Lot 164.

Therefore, new listings contained herin are:
- Section 8 orders (Lot 22: 245 properties)
- Section 5 notices (Lot 165: 3 properties).


SECTION 8 listing in Herald 11th March 2005:

  Vesting of land, taking of materials and
  exercise of rights over land

NOTICE is hereby given, in terms of paragraph (iii) of subsection (1) of
section 8 of the Land Acquisition Act (Chapter 20:10), that the President
has acquired compulsorily the land described in the Schedule for
resettlement purposes.

Minister of Special Affairs in
the Office of the President and Cabinet in Charge of
Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement.

Collection of Section 8 Orders for lodgement of Section 5 Notice objection
letters can be effected at the following address which is not given in the

Block 2
Makombe Complex
cnr. Herbert Chitepo Street/Harare Street
See Mr. Pazavakombewa


SECTION 8 listing in Herald 11th March 2005:


1., 3645/2000, Damsbo Investments P/L, Beitbridge, Remainder of Bothasrus A
of Nuanetsi Ranche A, 7 246.3511 ha.
2., 4431/87, Junction Estates P/L, Beitbridge, Lot 2 of Nuanetsi Ranche A,
9 581.9223 ha.
3., 1189/67, Bubani Ranch P/L, Beitbridge, Lot 1 of Nuanetsi Ranche A, 28
577.2993 acres.
4., 543/91, Amity Holdings P/L, Bubi, Dollar Block, 10 467.8325 ha.
5., 2730/87, Pretorius Parquet Flooring & Tiling Co (1969) P/L, Bubi,
Subdivision B of Subdivision C of Rouxdale, 225.4160 ha

6., 305/65, Westfield Farm Holdings P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Remaining Extent
of Westfield, 2 985.58 acres.
7., 722/93, N & R Agencies P/L, Bulalimamangwe, The Remainder of
Doublevale, 885.1776 ha.
8., 2300/83, Frederick Ian Harding Nesbitt, Bulalimamangwe, Remainder of St
Andrews of Subdivision A of McGreers Luck, 347.3309 ha.
9., 2300/83, Frederick Ian Harding Nesbitt, Bulalimamangwe, Subdivision A
of St Andrews of Subdivision A of McGreers Luck, 80.9295 ha.
10., 2001/94, Emblehope Enterprises P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Mali, 2 569.5543
11., 43/66, John Andrew Resenfels, Bulalimamangwe, Ficksburg, 6 520.2991
12., 1719/86, Manda Farms P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Mkuna of Sandown South,
827.4119 ha.
13., 1719/86, Manda Farms P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Subdivision B of Manda,
422.1963 ha.
14., 1719/86, Manda Farms P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Anfield, 1947.2438 ha
15., 1719/86, Manda Farms P/L, Bulalimamangwe, The Remaining Extent of
Manda, 605.1671 ha.
16., 60/80, Alan Frederick York, Bulalimamangwe, Subdivision 18 of Sandown
South, 831.1565 ha.
17., 1719/86, Manda Farms P/L, Bulalimamangwe, Manda, 438.5801 ha.
18., 405/55, John Andrew Rosenfels, Bulalimamangwe, Klipfontein, 3 126.29

19., 7/4, Biffen Ranching P/L, Bulawayo, The Springs Ranch, 3 332.2970 ha.
20. 6/94, Biffen Ranching P/L, Bulawayo, Remaining Extent of Heany
Junction of Imbesu Block, 1 359.2100 ha.

21., 1865/77, Herculaas Philippus Barnard, Charter, Farm Harvieston,
854.3882 ha.
22., 1745/85, Francia P/L, Charter, Francia of Pennyfather, 864.2267 ha.
23., 2613/84, Campbells Holdings P/L, Charter, Hebron, 790.8160 ha.
24., 1606/77, Barend Jacobus Kirstein, Charter, Lot 2 of Kuruman, 809.3710
25., 3538/83, Campbells Holdings P/L, Charter, Farm Maria's Home, 579.5729
26., 2527/74, Alpol P/L, Charter, Remaining Extent of Nyamazaan, 2
335.9855 ha.
27., 3856/97, Cornelius Johannes Nel, Charter, Remaining Extent of Farm
Mountain View of the Farm Ingolubi, 102.4107 ha.
28., 2524/82, Christiaan Jacobus Albertus Kirstein, Charter, Remaining
Extent of Honey Spruit, 896.2180 ha.
29., 2612/84, Campbells Holdings P/L, Charter, Remainder of Inkosi, 1
679.3188 ha.
30., 1951/86, Harvieston Farm P/L, Charter, The Remainder of Uitkyk,
653.2579 ha.
31., 4224/82, Carel Jacobus Coetzee, Charter, The Remainder of Veeplaats,
879.2569 ha.
32., 1780/66, Jacobus Johannes Erasmus, Charter, Remaining Extent of
Rushfontein, 1 431.9 morgen.
33., 5174/81, Christiaan Jacobus Albertus Kirstein, Charter, Wilderness,
404.2675 ha.
34., 6113/70, Thoma Scholtz Benade, Charter, Leeuwfontein Ranch, 2585.7985
35., 14/90, Chigarra Estate P/L, Charter, Belvoir of Chigarra, 2284.3336

36., 7552/81, Chiredzi Contracting P/L, Chipinga, Whittington Valleys,
478.5941 ha.
37., 2836/85, Neville Hastings Baker, Chipinga, Lot 12A Middle Sabi,
135.8121 ha.
38., 10468/97, Makandi Tea & Coffee Estate P/L, Chipinga, Smalldeel Estate,
1 804.6964 ha.
39., 4811/87, Ian James Lang, Chipinga, Papnat of Hofstede, 250.2216 ha.
40., 7584/74, Daniel Johannes Pienaar, Chipinga, Nyatutu Estate, 2 898.0165
41., 2972/73, Elmari Malherre, Chipinga, Mountain View of Fortuna, 213.3408
42., 972/84, Silverton Estates P/L, Chipinga, Lot 8 of Newcastle, 314.6371
43., 445/89, Excalibur P/L, Chipinga, Moolfontein of De Rust of Avontuur
Extension, 163.5548 ha.
44., 4502/93, Jupieter Farm P/L, Chipinga, Jupieter of De Rust of Avontuur
Extension, 163.5588 ha.
45., 1076/86, H N Orner Investments P/L, Chipinga, Gomondoni of Canterbury,
214.1313 ha.
46., 5047/73, Avontuur Estates P/L, Chipinga, Boujans of De Rust of
Avontuur Extension, 163.5546 ha.
47., 1076/86, H N Orner Investments P/L, Chipinga, Gomondoni of Canterbury,
214.1313 ha.
48., 2836/85, Nevile Hastings Baker, Chipinga, Lot 12 AB of Middle Sabi,
135.8121 ha.
49., 2954/92, Dandon P/L, Chipinga, Lot 3 of New Castle, 122.1433 ha.
50., 5523/80, Red Sands P/L, Chipinga, Remaining Extent of Clearwater,
428.2403 ha.

51., 8225/97, S.G.F. P/L, Gatooma, Subdivision of Nyamuli, 40.4519 ha.
52., 4616/93, Shilor Hunding P/L, Gatooma, Lot 1 of Railway Farm No. 5,
224.8543 ha.
53., 778/00, Mazarine Trading P/L, Goromonzi, Remainder of Chitara Estate,
495.9681 ha.
54., 3385/86, Mavis Elizabeth Jenkinson, Goromonzi, Dana B of Melfort
Estate, 168.98 ha.
55., 5010/80, Howson Lands P/L, Goromonzi, Subdivision A of Mashona Kop,
296.0332 ha.
56., 7886/89, Learig Farm P/L, Goromonzi, Reedbuck Kop A, 361.4507 ha.
57., 5992/79, Kime Properties P/L, Goromonzi, Remaining Extent of
Frascati, 901.2694 ha.
58., 5397/85, Chifumbi Enterprises P/L, Goromonzi, Remainder of Chifumbi of
Meadows, 552.1045 ha.
59., 3385/86, Mavis Elizabeth Jenkinson, Goromonzi, The Remainder of Dana A
of Melfort Estate, 168.9839 ha.
60., 4799/97, Hustwit Enterprises P/L, Goromonzi, Lot 2 of Buena Vista,
650.9557 ha.
61., 480/97, Decayon Enterprises P/L, Goromonzi, Lot 3A Buena Vista
comprising Lot 3A of Buena Vista Woodlands of Dunedin Woodlands Extension
of Dunedin, 533.0461 ha.
62., 76/68, Susman & Newfield P/L, Goromonzi, Marden of Swiswa, 1 526.2891
63., 7772/87, P N Wingfield P/L, Goromonzi, Rochester, 1 292.1817 ha.
64., 5262/59, Patrick Noel Wingfield, Goromonzi, Lot 1 of Belvedore,
919.6135 ha.
65., 7975/97, The Four L's P/L, Goromonzi, Lot 1 of Witness, 628.4652 ha.
66., 1624/90, Glentana P/L, Goromonzi, Fair View Estate, 237.8548 ha.
67., 1775/99, Retzlaff Farm P/L, Goromonzi, Lonely Park Estate, 1 065.8811
68., 8629/99, Becontree Investments P/L, Goromonzi, Rots Der Eeue Estate A,
189.5461 ha.
69., 5322/90, Afropol P/L, Goromonzi, Mwanza Estate, 416.57 ha
70., 9494/90, Innislaoide P/L, Goromonzi, Leigh Portion of Rudolphia, 59.79
71., 1859/67, John Francis Freeman Aplin, Goromonzi, Lot 1 of Summerisland
of Middleton of Mashonganyika, 251.4140 acres.
72., 6131/68, Swiswa P/L, Goromonzi, Remainder of New Creagory of Mount
Shannon of Meadows, 863.2816 acres.
73., 4645/79, Chistoffel Johannes Greyling, Goromonzi, Subdivision F of
Sellair, 106.6832 ha.
74., 10053/89, Dunstan Estate P/L, Goromonzi, The Remaining Extent of
Dunstan Estate, 1 889.3195 ha.
75., 4464/51, Elsworth Lands Ltd, Goromonzi, Remaining Extent of the Farm
Swiswa, 1 416.1
76., 4440/93, Paddock Farm P/L, Goromonzi, The Paddock of Melfort Estate,
404.8476 ha.
77., 6214/92, Whiteside Farms P/L, Goromonzi, The Remaining Extent of
Subdivision B of Weardale, 720.3562 ha.
78., 10614/00, Joseph George Sudlow, Goromonzi, Lot 1 of Mariandi of Nil
Desperandum of Twentydales Estate, 40.4700 ha.

79., 643/61, Rogers Brothers & Sons P/L, Gwanda, Remaining Extent of
Tshabezi, 3 203.8875 acres.
80., 716/70, Rogers Brothers & Sons P/L, Gwanda, Remaining Extent of
Olympus Block, 8 951.9668 acres.
81., 15/96, Ladi Ranch P/L, Gwanda, Pirie, 2 530.8495 ha.
82., 15/96, Ladi Ranch P/L, Gwanda, Rooiberg, 2 623.77 ha.

83., 6365/91, Johannes Hendrik Ferreira, Hartley, Lisbon, 682.4136 ha.
84., 5632/81, Robert Peter McDonald Smith, Hartley, Remaining Extent of
Welcome Home, 590.5295 ha.
85., 7317/95, Burnbank Estates P/L, Hartley, Lot 3 of Crown Ranch, 470.5668
86., 8819/97, Stefanus Lombard Triegaardt, Hartley, Lot 1 of Bougainvillea,
835.0913 ha.
87., 1951/91, Gert Johannes Odendaal, Hartley, Ard Behg of Rhodesian
Plantations, 419.1391 ha.
88., 3083/76, Penelope Ann Kirkman and Angus Ross Kirkman, Hartley, The
Remainder of Daisy, 989.2559 ha.
89., 5470/68, Taunton Estates P/L, Hartley, Maine, 2 964.3797 acres.
90., 3907/85, The Trustees of The Skea Family Trust, Hartley, The Remainder
of Railway Farm 30, 1 461.0728 ha.
91., 4854/74, Derek Homer Scutt, Hartley, Subdivision A of Maple Leaf,
430.8521 ha.
92., 8506/98, CEDOG P/L, Hartley, Lot 1A The Grove, 413.9430 ha.
93., 120/93, Marsden Farm P/L, Hartley, Marsden, 1 462.9114 ha.
94., 2689/85, The Trustees for the Time Being of the Delta Trustees,
Hartley, Lot 1 of Grasmere, 121.4030 ha.
95., 3116/87, Plumway Properties P/L, Hartley, Remaining Extent of
Subdivision A of Deweras Extension, 506.2125 ha.
96., 6599/91, Edgar Henry Gundry, Hartley, The Remainder of Concession
Hill, 303.5371 ha.

97., 4732/83, Gent Viljoen Schaap, Inyanga, Mutsenga Estate, 190.0107 ha.
98., 2805/69, Fredrick August Lothar Weinzheimer, Inyanga, Cotswold, 3
359.1334 acres.
99., 2534/90, Derry of Liverpool P/L, Inyanga, Derry, 154.0254 ha.
100., 316/92, Courtney Ventures P/L, Inyanga, Courtnay of Liverpool,
105.2168 ha.
101., 2551/84, Dorien Eric Philpott, Inyanga, The Remainder of Minnehaha
Estate, 257.6486 ha.
102., 3480/93, Glen Helen Investments P/L, Inyanga, Lot 70A of Inyanga
Downs, 80.7918 ha.
103., 8727/75, Cishiri P/L, Inyanga, Nyamolo, 167.4400 ha.

104., 4579/91, F A B Goddard & Sons P/L, Insiza, Pongo, 798.2810 ha.
105., 334/93, Charles Robert Holland Hartley, Insiza, The Glade, 2677.2570
106., 2764/92, Idaeve Ranching Co P/L, Insiza, Woodstock, 1 415.0516 ha.
107., 4326/88, David Seymour Helfer, Insiza, Remaining Extent of Pioneer
Block, 3 187.7235 ha.
108., 2077/96, Helfer Properties P/L, Insiza, Farm Obocooso, 1 291.3608 ha.

109., 4398/90, James Gentles Watson, Lomagundi, Remaining Extent of
Mayfort, 584.9090 ha.

110., 509/46, Karna Estate P/L, Lupane, The Remaining Extent of Karna
Block after registering Lot 3 of Karna Block, 4 610.9378 ha.

111., 3495/88, Freezing Point Estates P/L, Makoni, Subdivision A of
Fischers Farm, 633.4902 ha.
112., 12966/99, Davel Farm P/L, Makoni, Lifton, 364.2043 ha.
113., 145/86, Marthius Jacobus Martin, Makoni, Arbeid Estate, 404.6778 ha.
114., 2525/57, Rhodesia Railways, Makoni, Remainder of Yorkshire Estate,
51.277 morgen.
115., 10616/2000, J G Delport P/L, Makoni, Fodga, 353.4955 ha.
116., 1820/69, Wakefields Estates P/L, Makoni, Wakefield, 10 144.3731
117., 14687/54, Lesbury Estate P/L, Makoni, Remaining Extent of Farm
Urmston, 1 219.0251 morgen.
118., 7410/97, Torrish Farms P/L, Makoni, Torrish of Crofton, 617.9654 ha.
119., 2175/88, Masori Investments P/L, Makoni, York of Yorkshire Estate, 2
055.6581 ha.
120., 145/86, Marthius Jacobus Martin, Makoni, Arbeid Estate, 404.6778 ha.
121., 4482/86, Hanging Rock P/L, Makoni, Hangclip, 1 239.6900 ha.
122., 12966/99, Davel Farm PL, Makoni, Lifton, 364.2043 ha.

123., 1615/93, Ann Jenne Sorensen-Wedel, Marandellas, The Remainder of
Gatzi, 971.441 ha.
124., 6780/71, Dombi Estate P/L, Marandellas, Dombi Estate, 1 073.7617 ha.
125., 8367/71, Doune Farm P/L, Marandellas, Doune Estate, 965.8940 ha.
126., 1158/69, Hedon Farms P/L, Marandellas, Hedan Estate, 2 923.4078
127., 7075/83, J H Erasmus P/L, Marandellas, Remaining Extent of
Highlands, 628.5403 ha.
128., 8718/91, Idapi tobacco Company P/L, Marandellas, Idapi, 1 303.6062
129., 3756/79, gudu Farm P/L, Marandellas, Remaining Extent of Igudu,
872.1471 ha.
130., 773/91, Golden Cap Estate P/L, Marandellas, the Remainder of Lot HG
Caruthersville, 1 388.1586 ha.
131., 2111/84, Claire Kit Wiggill, Marandellas, The Remainder of Coquetdale
of Rudmans, 119.4115 ha.
132., 8659/90, Elmesbeef P/L, Marandellas, Lot 1 of elmeswood, 86.2207 ha.
133., 7819/97, Silver Queen Estates P/L, Marandellas, Lot 14 of Wenimbi
Estate, 699.9673 ha.
134., 2551/95, Loujo Farming P/L, Marandellas, Lot 22 of Wenimbi Estate,
542.1331 ha.
135., 2783/93, Malibar Farm P/L, Marandellas, Malabar Estate, 284.6738 ha.
136., 116/96, G H Westhoff & Son P/L, Marandellas, Meandu of Longlands,
509.4034 ha.
137., 3487/53, Creighton Guthrie Nicholson Keene, Marandellas, Nyazwita
portion of Hopeful postion of Alexandrea, 472.4682 morgen.
138., '64/94, Pepukai Enterprises P/L, Marandellas, Lot DE Dudley estate,
98.8875 ha.
139., 5676/73, Petrus Gerhardess Botha, Marandellas, Laasgedink portion of
Pinhoe, 572.3366 ha.
140., 2873/78, Nyambuya Farm P/l, Marandellas, Nyambuya, 649.2407 ha.
141., 158/83, Nurenzi Farm P/L, Marandellas, S/D M of Carruthersville, 1
031.5876 ha.
142., 6012/84, Somerset Farm P/l, Marandellas, somerset Estate, 973.6153
143., 1769/96, Rapako Farm P/L, Marandellas, The Remainder of Rapako of
Marandellas Estate, 1 332.7101 ha.
144., '1/96, Clare Jane Hough, Marandellas, Remaining Extent of Farm 7 of
Wenimbi Estate, 651.2950 ha.
145., 7941/61, Igava Farm P/L, Marandellas, Edinburgh, 1 929.9600 ha.
146., 449/51, Mushangwe Estate Ltd, Marandellas, Mushangwe of Eirene, 1
594.143 morgen.
147., 4582/91, Samanyanga Cash Store p/L, Marandellas, Stow Estate,
394.7461 ha.
148., '00039/95, Mark Jeremy Freer, Marandellas, Remainder of Farm 5 of
Holton Estate, 514.4222 ha.

149., 2042/83, Redeemer Farming Company P/L, Matobo, Adams Farm, 2 569.5584
150., 3859/80, Far Horizons P/L, Matobo, Shumbashaba of Mkulu, 289.9963 ha.
151., 1825/77, Sibintuli Investments Company P/L, Matobo, Betzeba, 1
736.9378 ha.

152., 4054/97, M sanderson P/L, Mrewa, Remainder of Glen Wyvis, 2 459.4372
153., 32/88, Esperanza Farms P/l, Mazoe, Remainder of Esperanza of Moores
Grant, 363.0121 ha.

154., 32/88, Esperanza farms P/l, Mazoe, Remainder of Highwood Portion of
Culmstock postion of moores Grant, 290.9666 ha.
155., 32/88, Esperanza Farms P/l, Mazoe, Remainder of Portlock of Moores
Grant, 162.9666 ha.
156., 32/88, Esperanza Farms P/L, Mazoe, S/D A of S/D B of Esperana of
Moores Grant, 120.9002 ha.
157., 4410/82, Wengi Farm P/L, Mazoe, The Remainder of Wngi River Estate,
927.7500 ha.
158., 4410/82, Frank thomas Miller, Mazoe, Lot 1 of Farm 37 of glendale,
368.3351 ha.
159., 6536/80, Howard Philip Arnold, Mrewa, Remainder of Lot 1 of
Whispering Hope, 1 181.8687 ha.
160., 8839/97, Seasonal enterprises P/l, Mrewa, Methven Ranch, 2 092.9108
161., 64343/89, Osborne Farms P/l, Mrewa, Lot 1 of Maryland, 761.6397 ha.

162., 3837/89, Mindoro Ranch P/L, Nyamandhlovu, Sandston Creek, 2 428.5448
163., 2788/97, Thoughtful Farming P/L, Nyamandhlovu, New Cross Estate, 2
082.9767 ha.

164., 1094/86, Daniel Cias Coetzee, Sabi, Remainder of Seacombe, 3 426.3078

165., 7929/87, Good Return Investments P/L, Salisbury, Rudolphia, 802.0700
166., 1132/56, C B Allison & Sons P/L, Salisbury, Riseholm, 582.6259
167., 5241/79, Closeburn P/l, Salisbury, Closeburn of Rastenburg, 569.0955
168., 4507/70, Lanark Farm P/l, Salisbury, Lanark, 2 688.9337 acre.
169., 9398/01, John Anthony Bradshaw, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of
Roraima, 571.7622 ha.
170., 2301/94, Allan Francis Munn, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of
Mashonganyika, 209.7241 ha.
171., 1224/71, Nora Developments P/L, Salisbury, Remainder of Binder, 1
335.3681 ha.
172., 2529/96, Atlanta Farm P/L, Salisbury, Atlanta of The Meadows,
546.5099 ha.
173., 5481/99, Shepherd Hall P/L, Salisbury, Chakoma Estate, 1 275.9283 ha.
174., 8092/94, J Williamson Properties P/L, Salisbury, Remainder of Banana
Grove, 1 233.2532 ha.
175., 3709/83, Shiloh-shalom P/L, Salisbury, The Remainder of Carnholme,
107.3228 ha.
176., 6116/93, Liemba Farm P/l, Salisbury, S/D A of Weardale, 792.0332 ha.
177., 4312/93, Dorisdale Farming P/L, Salisbury, Thursfield, 41.1338 ha.
178., 3534/59, Steve Delport P/L, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of S/D A of
The Twentydales Estate, 990.0608 acres.
179., 4557/72, Andy Green P/L, Salisbury, Glen Avon, 708.3404 ha.
180., 5078/79, V & R Farming P/L, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of Vuta,
518.1475 ha.
181., 5992/79, Kine Properties P/L, Salisbury, Frascati, 901.2700 ha.
182., 6460/95, La residenze P/l, Salisbury, Lot BD of Marvel, 85.5239 ha.
183., 4592/96, Danbro Holdings P/L, Salisbury, The remainder of Arlington
Estates, 336.5954 ha.
184., 43/62, J Wight Maud, Salisbury, Beatrice, 275.62 ha.
185., 388/91, T J Searson P/L, Salisbury, Beatrice estate, 191.196 ha.
186., 5277/69, Richard Anthony Frank Ternouth, Salisbury, Canterbury, 3
242.1116 acres subtract 532.6715 ha.
187., 6932/88, M M Pretorius P/L, Salisbury, Charimaine of Drayton,
304.1502 ha.
188., 391/74, Daniel Rudolph Nel, Salisbury, Chelmsford, 802.3747 ha.
189., 7588/90, Asgard Investments P/L, Salisbury, Doune, 667.2276 ha.
190., 678/95, Mnadi Farm P/l, Salisbury, ealing, 734.0360 ha.
191., 2080/84, Guy Stanley Waston-Smith, Salisbury, alamein, 766.9668 ha.
192., 4542/86, Paul Stephanuus Theron, Salisbury, friedanthal Estate, 2
417.6115 ha.
193., 2074/69, Tavistock Estates P/L, Salisbury, Inyondo A, 1 086.5811
194., 6862/92, Alidy Farm P/l, Salisbury, The Remaining Extent of Vegnoeg,
428.2571 ha.
195., 5070/85, Charles Campell Waghorn, Salisbury, S/D A of Newlands,
189.1700 ha.
196., 7512/96, Elsana P/L, Salisbury, Lot 1 of Canterbury, 532.6517 ha.
197., 3812/90, W E Innes & Sons P/L, Salisbury, Lot 1 of Cavan Estate,
344.7509 ha.
198., 6047/93, Innesfree Pecans P/L, Salisbury, Lot 1A of Corby Estate,
242.7286 ha.
199., 578/72, Samuel Rahamin Levy, Salisbury, Lot 2 of United, 370.2822 ha.
200., 3336/83, T J Greaves P/L, Salisbury, Goeie Hoop, 764.8364 ha.
201., 7839/99, Joch Investments P/L, Salisbury, Mewstone, 706.6274 ha.
202., 1121/62, T Caine P/L, Salisbury, Norham, 1 710.1397 acres.
203., 9525/99, Paraziva Trading Company P/l, Salisbury, Norway of Sweden of
Herne, 375.2950 ha.
204., 1070/95, Jetmaster Properties P/L, Salisbury, Nyarungu Estate,
193.5046 ha.
205., 1284/56, Amalinda Estates P/L, Salisbury, Poortside, 307.9032 ha.
206., 1055/75, Archie Black & Sons P/L, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of
syston, 882.1544 ha.
207., 12998/99, Rich Harvest Estates P/L, Salisbury, Rusimbiro, 656.0928
208., 4577/76, Kenneth Michael Mumford, Salisbury, S/D C of Gowerlands,
384.6710 ha.
209., 4073/88, Ross Donald Watkins, Salisbury, Scotsbank of Kenombo,
405.1330 ha.
210., 2105/85, Duninne Farm P/L, Salisbury, Shrewsbury, 747.7403 ha.
211., 636/95, Ralston Investments P/L, Salisbury, Farm Silver Oak, 1
173.4297 ha.
212., 5241/01, Caricature Enterprises P/L, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of
S/D A of Nyachidze, 606.0968 ha.
213., 5121/87, David Malcolm Mcvey, Salisbury, Swallowfield, 5121/87, David
Malcolm Mcvey, Salisbury, Swallowfield, 856.5180 ha.
214., 9525/99, Paraziva Trading Company P/L, Salisbury, remainder of Sweden
of Herne, 374.22420 ha.
215., 5111/80, Mohammed Cader, Salisbury, Unadale of Chisandtsa, 713.4795
216., 3294/94, Verdun Farm P/L, Salisbury, Verdun, 874.5049 ha.
217., 6862/92, Alidy Farming P/L, Salisbury, The Remaining Extent of
Vergenoeg, 428.2571 ha.

218., 3495/88, Freezing Point Estates P/L, Umtali, Eden Dale, 1 362.000 ha.
219., 3495/88, Freezing Point Estates P/L, Umtali, Headlands, 1 405.0000
220., 16888/86, Valley Coffee Plantation P/L, Umtali, R/E of Mazonwe, 3
746.2964 ha.
221., 2487/86, 2487/86, Jean Carol franklin, Umtali, Lot 1 of Premier
Estate, 1 657.0500 ha.
222., 4434/96, D T Z Ozgeo P/L, Umtali, Fairview South of Fairview,
413.4455 ha.
223., 3479/93, Ferndale Investments P/L, Umtali, Nahoon Estate, 444.2658
224., 7304/98, J R Hildebrand P/L, Umtali, Remaining Extent of Valhalla,
376.0419 ha.
225., 3894/85, Hugo Amos Lock, Umtali, Oukar Estate, 867.5035 ha.
226., 423/63, Mapor Estates P/L, Umtali, Lot 2 of Mapembi Estate, 1
903.6362 acres.
227., 4412/78, Michael Boswell Brown, Umtali, Lot 12 of Momponi, 707.5235
228., 673/59, Claremont Inyanga Orchards P/L, Umtali, Claremont, 3 327.218
229., 2572/80, Border TimbersLimite, Umtali, Tyrconnel East of Tyrconnel,
301.5158 ha.
230., 2572/80, Border Timbers Limited, Umtali, Tunnes Rus, 241.1384 ha.
231., 2572/80, Border Timbers Limited, Umtali, Penhalonga Tree Plot,
86.3255 ha.
232., 4064/83, Odzi Flats P/L, Umtali, Catherine Valley Portion of Odzi
Flat, 971.2300 ha.
233., 5339/99, Pelvirise Investment P/L, Umtali, Durris, 380.29 ha.
234., 2329/73, Mutate Board & Paper Mills P/L, Umtali, Drennan, 884.69 ha.
235., 1446/63, Goldberg Brothers P/L, Umtali, Yardley, 311.1200 acres.
236., 215/92, P Dombropoulous & Sons P/L, Umtali, Odzi Flats, 444.54 ha.
237., 3822/72, Mutare Board & Paper Mills Ltd, Umtali, Savillen Estate, 1
855.36 ha.
238., 8963/71, Mutare Board & Paper Mills Ltd, Umtali, Banks, 783.24 ha.

239., 2024/73, Bryan H W Howes, Umzingwane, R/E of Lot 26 of Essexvale
Estate, 140.0735 ha.
240., 2265/80, Esias Johannes Terblanche, Umzingwane, Whites Run Estate,
2560.9947 ha.
241., 2569/80, Boomerang Farms P/L, Umzingwane, Remainder of Crocodile
Valley, 2 353.9972 ha.
242., 3880/98, Raynes park Estates P/L, Umzingwane, The Remaining Extent of
Lot 35B of Essexvale Estate, 310.1169.

243., 1676/70, Terence Arthur Bowen, Wankie, Railway Farm 53, 6 008.1250

244., 6908/90, Riverbend Estate P/L, Wedza, Bally David A, 304.5316 ha.
245., 2808/73, Lodewikus Smith, Wedza, Oklahoma Estate, 1 916.2053 ha.

End of Section 8 SCHEDULE


SECTION 5 listing in Herald 11th March 2005:

Preliminary Notice to Compulsorily Acquire Land

NOTICE is hereby given, in terms of subsection (1) of section 5 of the Land
Acquisition Act (Chapter 20:10), that the President intends to acquire
compulsorily the land described in the Schedule for resettlement purposes.

A plan on the land is available for inspection at the following offices of
the Ministry of Special Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet
in Charge of Lands, Land Reform and resettlement between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
from Monday to Friday other than on a public holiday on or before 21st of
March, 2005.
(a) Block 2, Makombe Complex Cnr Harare Street and Herbert Chitepo Avenue,
(b) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, CF 119, Government
Composite Block, Robert Mugabe Way, Mutare;
(c) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, 4th Floor, Block H
Office, 146, Mhlahlandlela Government Complex, Bulawayo;
(d) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, M & W Building, Corner
Park/Link Street, Chinoyi;
(e) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, 1st Floor, Founders
House, The Green, Marondera;
(f) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, 19 Hellet Street,
(g) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, Exchange Building,
Main Street, Gweru;
(h) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, Mtshabezi Building,
First Floor, Office No. F20, Gwanda;
(i) Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, Ndodahondo Building,

Any owner or occupier or any other person who has an interest and right in
the said land, and who wishes to object to the proposed compulsory
acquisition, may lodge the same, in writing, with the Minister of Special
Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet in Charge of Lands, Land
Reform and Resettlement, Private Bag 7779, Causeway, Harare, on or before
21st March 2005.

Minister of Special Affairs in the
Office of the President and Cabinet in Charge of Lands,
Land Reform and Resettlement.


SECTION 5 listing in Herald 11th March 2005:


Herald Listing 4.3.2005
Section 5
Lot 165

1., 1537/66, Ivordale Farm P/L, Goromonzi, Ivordale, 1 202.5416 ha.
2., 594/83, Rolan Marsden, Marandellas, Remaining Extent of Milford of
Springvale, 120.5955 ha.
3., 1797/60, Strathyre estates P/L, Urungwe, Remaining Extent of
Strathyre, 1 612.7732 acres.

End LOT 165 Section 5 SCHEDULE


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Zim Online

Soldiers beat up MDC supporters, rallies barred
Tue 15 March 2005
      HARARE - Soldiers last Sunday beat up and wounded several Movement for
Democratic Change (MDC) party supporters in Manicaland province, while in
Harare the police cancelled four MDC meetings as state security agents
ratchet up pressure against the opposition party ahead of the March 31

      Soldiers based at Tsanga Lodge rehabilitation camp for injured
soldiers, about 120 km north of provincial capital, Mutare, seized two men
and a woman who were wearing MDC party regalia as they passed by the camp.

      The three were taken into the camp and severely beaten up before the
soldiers left their camp for surrounding villages where they randomly beat
up several more people accusing them of voting for the opposition in the
2000 parliamentary election.

      "We are living in fear of these soldiers. They are beating up anyone
they see walking at night for no reason and they will also not allow
uniforms of any other party except ZANU PF," a villager told a ZimOnline
correspondent who visited the area at the weekend.


      It was not possible to get a comment yesterday from the 3 Brigade
provincial army headquarters near Mutare or from the police on the attacks
by soldiers at Tsanga.

      But MDC provincial spokesman Pishai Muchauraya said several of the
party's supporters and activists in Nyanga and Mutasa constituencies both
near Tsanga had reported being harassed by soldiers.

      The opposition official said: "We are having problems in Nyanga and
Mutasa North constituencies because of the presence of soldiers. They have
been beating up our supporters and at times harassing our candidates.
Soldiers are supposed to work for the state but in these constituencies,
they are behaving like ZANU PF agents."

      In Harare, police barred three MDC meetings that were scheduled to
take place at Sunningdale People's Park, New Prospect Park and at Zindoga
shopping centre claiming that the state security agency did not allow
"people to hold meetings at public places."

      The law enforcement agency, which has previously barred several MDC
meetings but is still to cancel a meeting by the ruling ZANU PF party, also
barred the opposition party from carrying door-to-door campaign in the
suburbs of Waterfalls and Houghton Park.

      Under the government's Public Order and Security Act, Zimbabweans must
seek police permission first before gathering to discuss politics.

      In a letter to the MDC, a copy of which was seen by ZimOnline, a
police chief superintendent, T. Sadzamari wrote: "I regret to advise you
that authority to hold your meeting at Zindoga Open Space, Waterfalls on
March 20, 2005 has not been granted in terms of the Public Order and
Security Act (which) does not allow people holding public meetings at public

      "Anyone who shall be caught violating this section shall be guilty of
an offence and will be arrested and persecuted. Police will monitor the

      MDC spokesman Paul Themba Nyathi said the police's continuous refusal
to allow MDC meetings while permitting ZANU PF to meet voters freely was a
violation of Southern African Development Community (SADC) electoral
guidelines on free and fair elections.

      Zimbabwe's month-end election is seen as a stern test of whether SADC
leaders will hold Mugabe to the regional elections protocol aimed at
engendering democracy in the region. - ZimOnline

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Top ZANU PF spy suspect not off the hook: AG
Tue 15 March 2005
  HARARE - Zimbabwe's Attorney General Sobuza Gula-Ndebele has said the
state has not dropped espionage charges against top ruling ZANU PF party
official and a relative of President Robert Mugabe, Philip Chiyangwa.

      Fresh investigations had uncovered new evidence and the
businessman-cum politician will be dragged back to court once on-going probe
was completed, Gula-Ndebele told an anti-corruption workshop held outside
Harare last weekend.

      "He has not been acquitted. In fact, there are new developments as
investigations are going on," said Gula-Ndebele when workshop participants
quizzed him about how Chiyangwa was set free last month while three other
men charged along with him had been handed lengthy sentences ranging between
five and six years each.

      "The true position is he was removed from remand but has not been
acquitted over espionage charges. As soon as the present investigations are
over, he will be brought to court," the attorney general added.

      Chiyangwa who hails from the same Zvimba rural area with Mugabe, was
arrested last December together with Zimbabwe's ambassador-designate to
Mozambique Godfrey Dzvairo, ZANU PF director of external affairs Itai
Marchi, the party's deputy security chief Kenny Karidza and banking
executive Tendai Matambanadzo.

      Dzvairo, Marchi and Matambanadzo were last month sentenced to a total
16 years in jail for selling intelligence information to South African spies
while Karidza is still on trial.

      But High Court judge Charles Hungwe ordered Chiyangwa's release from
remand prison saying there was no basis to continue keeping the former ZANU
PF chairman for Mashonaland West province on remand, which had given the
impression he had been absolved of guilt. - ZimOnline

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SA churches express frustration over invitation delays
Tue 15 March 2005
  JOHANNESBURG - The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has expressed
frustration over Harare's failure to extend an invitation to the group to
observe the March 31 election.

      SACC general secretary Molefe Tsele said they wanted to send a
high-powered delegation from civic groups to observe the election. Among the
groups are the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Institute for Justice and
Reconciliation, and the Centre for Policy Studies.

      The SACC says it submitted an application to observe the election last
month, but with the election two week's away, the church group says it is
still to receive a response from the authorities in Harare.

      Tsele said: "We received confirmation from the electoral commission
saying it had received the application and had forwarded it to the
department of foreign affairs for a decision."

      He said time was running out for his organisation which had planned to
be on the ground from the beginning of this month. A SACC observer mission
pronounced the disputed 2002 presidential election "legitimate."

      The church, perceived as the voice of the voiceless, has generally
criticised President Robert Mugabe's human rights record. Retired Anglican
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been a thorn in the flesh for the authorities
in Harare.

      An increasingly paranoid Mugabe has shut out all critical voices from
the election with the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
accusing him of "inviting only his friends" to observe the election.

      Last week, Harare barred a SADC Parliamentary Forum delegation which
sought to observe the election. Critics say the forum was being punished for
refusing to endorse Mugabe's 2002 re-election.

      Meanwhile, the South African government has dismissed charges that it
had already prejudged the election outcome.

      Foreign affairs spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said it is the role of SADC
to assist Zimbabweans to create a climate for free and fair elections. The
main opposition Movement for Democratic Change at the weekend attacked South
Africa for saying Zimbabwe's election will be free and fair. - ZimOnline

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African commission to hear tough media law challenge
Tue 15 March 2005
  HARARE - The African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR) will
hear an application against President Robert Mugabe's tough media laws
during its 37th session in The Gambia between April 27 and May 11.

      The Independent Journalists Association of Zimbabwe (IJAZ), Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights and the Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of
Southern Africa filed the application against Harare's Access to Information
and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).

      The government of Zimbabwe is the respondent.

      An official at the commission, Omari Holaki, wrote to Harare law firm,
Scanlen and Holderness, which represents the applicants, indicating that the
matter will be "considered for seizure at the 37th Session of the African
Commission on Human and People's Rights scheduled to take place from 27
April to 11 May 2005, in Banjul, The Gambia."

      In papers filed with the commission, the applicants argue that
compulsory registration of journalists as is required under Zimbabwe's Press
law infringed on freedom of expression upheld by the continental charter on
human rights to which Harare is a signatory.

      The requirement that journalists register or be accredited with a
government-appointed Media and Information Commission to be allowed to
practise in Zimbabwe also interfered with the autonomy and independence of
journalists which is vital to the
      unfettered dissemination and reception of information, ideas and

      Journalists in Zimbabwe can be jailed for up to two years for
practising without being registered with the state media commission.
Newspaper companies are also required to register with the same commission
before they can operate.

      The World Press Association has ranked Zimbabwe together with Cuba,
Vietnam and Iran as among the most repressive countries for the media. -

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Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Nhema accused of muzzling

Shame Makoshori
issue date :2005-Mar-15

THE disciplinary hearing for suspended Parks and Wildlife Management
Authority operations director Vitalis Chadenga will be held this week, amid
allegations that there are attempts to scuttle the findings of a committee
which investigated him.
 Sources yesterday said that the Minister of Environment and Tourism,
Francis Nhema, had dropped four members of the authority's board, two of
whom were key to investigations against Chadenga.
The axed board members are chairman of the committee which investigated the
allegations against Chadenga, Mick Townsend, Stanley Sakupwanya, Mairosi
Mudukuti and board chairman Ambassador Buzwani Mothobi.
The key members were Sakupwanya and Townsend, the sources said.
Chadenga was suspended on January 31 amid charges of corruption and other
malpractices said to have cost the authority at least $500 million.
Among the allegations, Chadenga caused the illegal capturing and
translocation of game from Nyamaneche sanctuary to Bishopstone Ranch in
He also allegedly issued a translocation permit to a J Kockott in respect of
animals that were supposed to be removed from Tengwe Farm in Hurungwe, then
owned by Kockott.
The farm had been allocated to Hurungwe Rural District Council under the
land reform programme.
Chadenga also allegedly blocked the issuance of the licence to the rural
authority, which had been granted permission to utilise the game and allowed
an N Coetzee, to hunt in the Zambezi Valley without the requisite hunting
Nhema yesterday dismissed allegations that he was trying to interfere with
investigations, adding that the four board members' term of office had
expired, anyway.
The minister argued that the saga had since turned political to tarnish his
image ahead of this month's general elections.
"They were not removed from the board, their terms of office had expired and
if they want an extension they should come out clear. I am the one who
appoints and I know when one's term has expired," stressed the minister.
"The investigations are ongoing, the disciplinary committee sits on
Wednesday (tomorrow). They want to tarnish my name ahead of the coming
elections. There is no story," Nhema added.
George Pangeti, who is also a member of the board, chairs the disciplinary
committee. Therefore, the removal of the other members would not prejudice
investigations, Nhema said.
Sources said, however, the members' term was due to expire on May 31 2005
since they were appointed on June 1 2002.
But Nhema insisted that their terms had expired, and even if they had not,
their continued stay on the board was at his discretion.
      However, sources said they were concerned about the timing of the
termination of the board members' terms of office, arguing that they should
have been allowed to stay until the matter was concluded.
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Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

Gono begs foreign investors

Munyaradzi Ushehwekunze
issue date :2005-Mar-15

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Gideon Gono has begged Uniliver
South East Africa Limited and other trans-national corporations to spread
the gospel of Zimbabwe's righted investment climate to their countries of
incorporation, as the government desperately strives to cage more foreign
investors in its offshore-capital dragnet. "We appeal to you to take the
message to your countries that Zimbabwe is now an attractive investor
destination. In the event of investor panic, you are guaranteed of receiving
your money (capital and dividends) because we have put in place an
accelerated foreign direct investment exit window," Gono said.
Gono, who dragged the economy to the theatre in 2004 for an urgent surgical
operation after years of inexorable decline, expressed dissatisfaction with
the current ebbs in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, a pathology
assailing both economic growth and balance of payments.
FDI describes the net inflows of capital into the country by foreign
investors wishing to acquire a lasting management interest - 10 percent or
more of voting stock (equity capital) - in Zimbabwean enterprises.
Zimbabwe's net FDI shrank from US$444 million in 1998 to US$22 million in
2001, only experiencing marginal recoup in 2002 when receipts rose to US$26
million, US$418 million lower than their 1998 peak, in nominal terms.
Gono last week took the challenge head-on with his pleas for foreign
investment that he sealed an assurance of foreign investment protection
through the new capital investment exit facility.
The plaque of the facility, branded the accelerated foreign direct
investment exit window, was unveiled in July last year by the central bank
to recoup its investment profile soiled by protracted political tension.
The institution, sealed by an RBZ guarantee supported by a sinking fund
covering political risk only, promises foreign investors dividends within 30
days of tendering an exit notice, while the principal or equity capital,
would be redeemable within 90 days of disinvestiment.
Contrary to official belief, John Robertson, an economist, doubted the
feasibility of the rapid capital exit pledge, describing associated
guarantees as too scrappy to seduce foreign investors into an investment
flirt, even a casual one.
"The accelerated foreign direct investment exit window is a rather confused
concept, which though seemingly attractive on paper, might not translate
into a practical offer. For Zimbabwe, fast exit (of capital) is not good
enough. Considering that we are failing to pay back our debts, our ability
to reimburse the investment capital in hard currency is quite minimal.
Investors might end up being told to wait while the sureties run around
looking for the money from somewhere else. They might even find themselves
waiting forever," Robertson critiqued.
Zimbabwe's FDI inflows have slumped cumulatively since 1990, stifling
capital formation, largely financed through FDI, at once writing the
graveside epitaph for the previously promising industrialisation project.
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,
Zimbabwe fell from grace when its land reform stirred the hornet's nest of
the international community, particularly Britain, whose conglomerates were
disenfranchised from the agricultural industry.
The ensuing shrinkage in offshore projects has created a field day for
Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Angola, which maintains a cutting edge
on Africa's FDI market due to the unrivalled attractiveness of oil and
extraction business.

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Election Watch

issue date :2005-Mar-15

Zanu PF Mashonaland West MHONDORO - THE Zanu PF candidate for Mhondoro
constituency, Sylvester Nguni, held two campaign meetings on March 11 at
Mhondoro North Clinic and Kawara School in the area.
 In his addresses, Nguni urged the people to support Zanu PF to ensure
development in Mhondoro.  He chronicled government's achievements in
provision of health, education and social services since independence.
Nguni castigated the MDC for being a puppet of the West.

HURUNGWE - On March 9, Rueben Marumahoko, the Hurungwe East candidate,
addressed four campaign meetings in the constituency - at Garahanga,
Liconfield, Zebra Down Farm and Mlichi Business Centre.
Marumahoko urged people to vote for him and castigated MDC leader Morgan
Tsvangirai for allegedly selling out the country.  He called upon local
farmers to put to good use input loans from the Grain Marketing Board and
Agribank.  Marumahoko also urged the people to heed the call by President
Robert Mugabe for peaceful election campaigns.

Mashonaland Central

MAZOWE EAST - Chen Chimutengwende, the ruling Zanu PF candidate for Mazowe
East constituency, addressed two meetings, at Ruwizhi and Masango villages.
He castigated the MDC for making false promises.  He hailed the government's
rural electrification programme and called on Zesa to consider reducing the
40 percent deposit being paid by beneficiaries of the scheme.  A mock burial
of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai was conducted at Ruwizhi.

Masvingo Province

CHIVI SOUTH - The ruling party's candidate for Chivi South, Charles Majange,
held a campaign meeting at Madzivire dip tank on March 11.
Chivi district co-ordinating committee chairman Saunders Magwizi addressed
the meeting.  In his address, Magwizi urged the electorate to set aside
their personal differences and vote for Majange.  He promised that grain
would be provided in the constituency by the government in order to avert
starvation, following erratic rains.  Majange, in his address, promised to
do more for the development of the constituency and urged the people to vote
for Zanu PF.



MBERENGWA EAST - On March 13, MDC candidate for Mberengwa East, Sekai
Holland, held a campaign meeting at Marongwe.
In her address, Holland told the supporters that the MDC was formed in
response to Zanu PF's corrupt activities.  Holland castigated the Zanu PF
candidate for the constituency, Rugare Gumbo, for alleged intimidation of
traditional leaders to support him.  She claimed that the emergence of Zanu
PF independents candidates reflected problems within the party.

Mashonaland West

MHONDORO - Shakespeare Maya, the MDC candidate for Mhondoro constituency,
held three campaign meetings in the area - at Murenha, Binda and Chitindiya
Business Centres.
Maya and Steven Nyikadzino, the party's provincial youth chairman, lambasted
President Robert Mugabe for allegedly running down the country's economy and
called for the removal of the Zanu PF government from power.

CHINHOYI - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai addressed a campaign rally at Orange
Grove Motel in Chinhoyi on March 12.
In his address, Tsvangirai said that an MDC government would revive the
economy.  He said that the international community no longer invests in
Zimbabwe because there is no rule of law, thus the country must have a new
The MDC leader said the presidential term of office should be reduced to two
terms of five years each.  He encouraged trade unions to negotiate for
better wages.
The MDC candidates for Chinhoyi and Makonde constituencies also attended the


CHIPINGE - Zanu held a campaign rally at Vheneka Business Centre in Chipinge
South constituency. Dorothy Mlambo and the party's president, Wilson
Kumbula, addressed the meeting.
Mlambo castigated chiefs for neglecting their traditional roles by involving
themselves in Zanu PF activities.  She charged that Zanu PF was corrupt,
therefore, people should vote for Kumbula in order to retain the party's
traditional parliamentary seat.
Kumbula blasted war veterans for always demanding first priority in all
government developmental programmes.  He charged that Zanu PF had hijacked
his party's land redistribution programme.

Independent Candidates

TSHOLOTSHO - On March 11, Jonathan Moyo addressed people at Pindanjalo
Bottle Store in Tsholotsho.  He told the gathering that he wanted to launch
his own newspapers that will publish all his developmental projects and use
it to attack those decampaigning him.
        He claimed that he was working closely with some senior Zanu PF and
government officials.
    He added that Bulawayo Governor Cain Mathema and his wife were imposed
as central committee members and that his wife was also imposed as the Zanu
PF candidate.

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Political sideswipe? You ain't seen nothing yet

Oliver Burkeman
Tuesday March 15, 2005
The Guardian

After the recent little episode of terrorism-related unpleasantness at
Westminster, it was heartening to learn that there are some things on which
the representatives of all major parties can still find common ground.
"People like Robert Mugabe are not an example of good governance!" the Tory
Nicholas Winterton noted yesterday, as the Commons gathered to discuss the
report of the Commission for Africa, which recommends, among other things, a
doubling in aid to the continent.

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"Robert Mugabe is a very bad example of governance!" the development
minister Hilary Benn replied eagerly. Mr Benn gesticulates and jerks his
head when he speaks; at this point, he gesticulated and jerked in a
particularly energetic manner, presumably to underline the extent of the
Zimbabwean leader's failings - although he may have been singlehandedly
attempting to revive the 1980s body-popping dance craze.
"Surely it is not colonialist or imperialist to criticise corruption?"
someone else asked.

"Of course it is not colonial ist to criticise corruption!" Mr Benn said. So
we can agree on that, then.

(Earlier, the defence secretary, Geoff Hoon, had been asked if he agreed
with the radical notion that murder was an undesirable thing, although on
closer inspection this turned out to be a sly crack aimed at George
Galloway, who was not present to receive it.)

If you closed your eyes, it was almost possible to imagine yourself present
at one of those horseshoe-shaped northern European legislatures, where
everyone agrees on everything, before heading home at a reasonable hour
using excellent public transport, pausing only for a mid-evening snack of
chips with mayonnaise.

But it was precisely the devastating scale of the problem at hand that made
it so hard to move beyond airy expressions of earnest concern. The
commission's report outlines ambitious goals, and MPs vigorously chewed over
the question of how responsibility lay with African populations, African
governments, or the west.

But it was never particularly clear exactly who was going to do exactly what
next - a phenomenon that will be sadly familiar to anyone who works in a
corporate bureaucracy. ("Sorry, at our last meeting I thought we agreed you
would build a viable, continent-wide transport infrastructure? Didn't you
get my memo?")

Still, the day was never going to be entirely conflict-free so long as
Nicholas Soames was in the chamber. The shadow defence minister thrusts his
feet up in front of himself and sits rumbling in disagreement at everything
he hears from the opposite benches - quietly at first, and then more loudly,
until suddenly he erupts in scornful indignation.

"Are you aware," he spluttered at Mr Hoon during defence questions, "of the
article that said that British troops were forced on guard duty in Iraq
without bullets in their guns? Quartermasters refused to give them any
ammunition because the soldiers had not passed their weapons handling tests!
And soldiers have also been sent on dangerous convoy guard mission without
ambush training, while reserve forces have had to put their lives at risk,
without vital equipment, because of cock-ups in logistics!"

Mr Hoon pulled his best politician's expression of simulated sorrow as he
accused his opposite number of having resorted to a "political sideswipe".
How very, very sad, his weary face seemed to say, that anybody would indulge
in one of those.Perhaps Mr Hoon shouldn't overexercise his facial muscles
too much right now, though, on the subject of political sideswipes. I'm no
expert - and this is only a hunch - but I can't help thinking there may be a
few more of those coming during the next month or two.

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Noczim enters fuel retail sector

Business Reporter
THE National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (Noczim) has entered the fuel retail
sector where it has started leasing 98 service stations in a bid to make the
commodity available to consumers at affordable prices.

In the new development, Noczim will be selling the fuel at prices much lower
than those charged by privately-owned service stations.

"Noczim now brings you affordable fuel products at over 98 service stations
countrywide, ensuring price stability and convenience.

"We are downstreaming so as to be closer to our customers and hence you
should look for the retail downstreaming site nearest to you," said the
company in a statement.

The launch of a multi-million-dollar joint venture project in Beira would
see the construction of a storage terminal at the undertaking in which
Noczim holds a 30 percent stake.

The other shareholders include Petroleos de Mocambique with 40 percent and
the Independence Petroleum Group (IPG) of Kuwait with 30 percent.

A special purpose vehicle comprising various oil industry stakeholders
tasked with importing fuel on behalf of companies was set up at the height
of fuel shortages two years ago, but failed to deliver.

Oil companies turned to Noczim after the SPV faced serious operational
problems, forcing a majority of the affiliated members to pull out, leading
to its collapse.

The construction of the new state-of-the-art terminal comprising nine
storage tanks with a combined capacity of 95 000 cubic litres is expected to
commence this year.

The oil procurement authority was motivated to enter the fuel retail market
by the need to ensure the commodity was freely available.
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State jamming radio signals from UK
Date: 14-Mar, 2005

JOHANNESBURG – The Zimbabwe government, in an effort to silence independent voices ahead of the crucial March 31 poll, is allegedly jamming radio broadcasts by one of Zimbabwe’s independent radio stations operating from the United Kingdom.

According to SW Radio Africa, its broadcasts to Zimbabwe are not being received after the government allegedly jammed the short wave signal which the station has been using for broadcasting for the past four years.

The station is manned by a group of former Zimbabwean state broadcasters, led by Gerry Jackson, a veteran broadcaster. Jackson was fired from ZBC after informing the nation, through her programme on the then popular Radio Three, of police strikes during a nationwide work stoppage.

“We're being jammed. We had Plan B but now we’re already on to plan C. For the full three hours of evening broadcasts we will be on 3230 Khz in the 90 metre band. For the first hour of evening broadcasts we will also be on 6145 Khz in the 49 metre band. And for that first hour we will also be on 11845 Khz in the 25 metre band,” said a notice at SW Radio Africa's website.

The statement also revealed that the station was now broadcasting on three short wave frequencies, plus a medium wave frequency.

Sources in Zimbabwe have confirmed that the government has installed jamming equipment at Thornhill Airbase to interfere with radio signals.

The equipment, which was imported from China, has however failed to jam signals from the Voice of America transmitters situated in neighbouring Botswana, where the popular Studio Seven signal is beamed to Zimbabwe.

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Independent (UK)
Elephants in Africa: Return of the culling fields?
A surge in the number of elephants may delight animal-lovers but it endangers other species. Now a controlled slaughter is proposed in southern Africa. Basildon Peta and Julian Coman report

15 March 2005

No one, least of all the wildlife rangers who spend their lives traversing the vast, dusty National Parks of South Africa, enjoys an elephant cull. Apprehensive matriarchs and their young are tracked from the air, then herded and gathered to die together in family groups. Vultures settle on the branches of surrounding trees. Hyenas, wild dogs and other scavengers take up speculative positions in the middle distance, well away from the human extermination team.

When South Africa culled elephants in the nineties, a practice to which it is apparently about to return, Wayne Lotter, a long time ranger in the Kruger, hated it: "It was something I did just because I had to. But I tried to avoid it as much as possible, especially when there was a volunteer ranger who could do the job.

"It was my love for animals that drew me into conservation. To then have to kill the same animals is something I hate. The separation of the family units - usually a group of 12 to 15 - is the most emotionally difficult part of the killing".

A high velocity 7.62 bullet is generally fired into each elephant's brain, behind the ear. The creatures' throats are slit and fragments of tissues and organs extracted for research purposes. Then the ranger returns from the wild to a chorus of angry complaints from conservationists and animal rights activists. Expert research claims that the culling process is deeply traumatic not only to the animals killed, but also those members of herds that are left behind.

For the last eleven years in South Africa, this grisly ritual has been outlawed after pressure from groups such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare, but the result has been a level of elephant-inspired mayhem that meansthe rifles and the death squads are about to re-appear.

Up to 300,000 elephants are now estimated to exist in southern Africa, three quarters of the total African population. Everywhere the numbers are up, the herds more unmanageable, the ravaged vegetation more sparse. In some national parks, rhinos have been trampled in the competition for food. Woodpeckers have struggled to find suitable trees, with branches still intact, to nest in.

In Botswana, rampaging elephant herds have crossed the border into Namibia, destroying crops and preventing children from going to school. At a recent conference in Utrecht, experts were resorting to apocalyptic descriptions of an "animal holocaust" in southern Africa.

On Sunday, Hector Magome, the director of conservation services for South African National Parks, announced that enough was enough: "We need to reduce the population now in the short term while we look at long-term solutions. We want the public to digest this hard fact." The statement generated unfavourable headlines. But the facts, it should be said, are alarming.

In the fenced national parks, the density of the elephant population grows every year. At Kruger Park, more than 13,000 elephants now populate the park, 6,000 more than the optimum level. The park was fenced off to protect African farmers from roaming herds. But within the perimeter, a desperate animal struggle for survival from ever-diminishing resources is underway.

Other wildlife, including rhino and antelope, are being deprived of necessary vegetation. The roan, the tsessebe, the suni and the hartebeest are also suffering from the appetites of the largest rivals in the food chain. Elephants tend to be creatures of whim when it comes to eating habits. One fad for the Baobab tree, a favourite nesting site for vultures, destroyed stretches of forest in months.

Across the range, desertification has taken hold in vast areas of a park the size of Israel. Other parks facing similar crises include the Hwange in Zimbabwe and several in Botswana.

Inevitably, the calls for a new cull are multiplying. It is not only Mr Magome who believes that South Africans and their neighbours must face up to a bitter necessity. Dr Robert Paling, an ecological expert from the University of Utrecht, agrees that a return of the cull is the only way to avoid a catastrophe.

"It is a controversial conclusion but there is no other option. Either the elephants will die of hunger - and in the process destroy the vegetation and other species, so threatening biodiversity, or we have to act."

Michelle Pickover, an animal rights activist, with Xwe African Wildlife, is incensed: "I wonder why they use the word culling," she said yesterday, "It's killing and murdering elephants and they should just say that."

But action, of a ruthless and unpleasant kind, is imminent. In secret, given the sensitive nature of the subject, plans have already been drawn up for a South African cull which experts believe will claim as many as 1,000 elephants a year. The aim is to reduce the species population to 1992 levels. A likely starting date, say government sources, is next October.

But if Mr Magomo hopes that Sunday's announcement will reconcile the public to the coming slaughter, he may be disappointed. Fortunately for lovers of the African elephant, a long-term and somewhat extraordinary alternative to the brutal executions may exist after all: contraception. An extreme solution, perhaps, but not, at least, a fatal one. Rather than reducing elephant numbers by putting herds to death, conservationists such as Douw Grobler, a senior veterinarian at Kruger Park, have been experimentally putting elephant cows "on the pill".

The "pill" strictly speaking, is a vaccine, developed over a five-year research programme at Kruger Park. Twenty-four unsuspecting elephant cows, injected in the flank with an immunocontraceptive vaccine, have been tracked across a park neighbouring Kruger Park and subjected to intermittent gynaecological examinations. To the delight of the researchers, none became pregnant, making the project the most successful elephant contraception programme ever.

If elephants can be rendered infertile, argue animal rights activists, then perhaps the coming cull can be indefinitely postponed.

The vaccine is derived from Pig Zona Pellucida (PZP) - a protein harvested from pigs killed at abattoirs - and prevents elephant sperm from penetrating the egg. The vaccinated elephant is not rendered permanently infertile, and scientists have observed no adverse side-effects to the cows.

For supporters of elephant contraception, the success of the PZP project carries an obvious message: if the sex-lives of elephants can be monitored and controlled, the high-velocity rifles should be put away and the vultures and hyenas can look elsewhere for their pickings.

Those resisting Mr Magome's call for an elephant hunt also argue that ensuing death toll will provide a flourishing black market in ivory. According to a spokesman for the Born Free Foundation, "Culling produces skins and ivory, products that have export potential. Ivory stockpiles are a serious temptation to trade and can stimulate poaching and the illegal ivory trade.

Yet, even among Kruger Park's researchers, not everyone is convinced that birth control for elephants can work. For one thing, it is not cheap. To provide contraceptives for each female elephant at the Kruger would cost an estimated R1,000 (£87) per year.

Then there is the fearsome prospect of monitoring the elephant cows. Each would have to be darted and given a dose of PZP. All cows, having been fitted with a radio collar, would then have to be located and provided with a booster shot four weeks later. Nevertheless those cows already pregnant would give still birth to their unborn calves, meaning that an immediate cull might, in any case, be necessary.

More importantly however, some conservationists argue that the sex "solution" might be crueler in the long-run than a traditional cull. Elephant mating, point out experts, is a complicated, arduous and above all, sophisticated affair, beginning with a chase in which the bull isolates the on-heat cow from the maternal herd.

If conception takes place this is a process which will occur once every 48 months. But those cows that fail to conceive repeat the same ritual ever 15 weeks. The prospect of herds of elephant cows permanently in heat, mating every four months has filled many experts with horror.

Then there are the carefully structured relationships within the herd. During the experiments, two elephant calves were abandoned to die by their apparently confused mother.

According to Mr Grobler: "If you look at an elephant herd, a family group, there are the little ones, there are older brothers and sisters, there are aunts and uncles ... and you see how they work in their relationships ...the older sister brings up the small one. The behavioral patterns are taught in that way. By doing contraception you are going to have a gap somewhere, for 8 years or 10 years or 12 years. I don't know if that is fair to the elephant."

Elephant lovers persuaded by that argument point in desperation to the recent joining of Kruger Park to the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. If Kruger's elephants have another 10,000km sq to roam in, why is there such determination to cull? The problem, say conservationists, is that elephants tend to stick to their home ranges, which in the Kruger Park average about 880km sq.

The South African National Parks Conservation Service will take a final decision in October, but next month it will offer its formal opinion on the future of the country's elephants.

The contraceptive solution, at least on a large scale, is likely to be ruled out on grounds of cost by the Ministry for the Environment. But the possibility of a wide-scale cull will bring animal activists onto the streets of South Africa in their thousands.

The debate will behighly charged. For nearly three decades, starting in the 1960s, KrugerPark managers kept elephant numbers steady by means of culling. The target population of 7 000 was based on research done at the time by park biologists. Now apparently, that work has been undone.

Whatever is decided in April, after an 11-year binge in the south, the good times are definitely over for the African elephant.


Black rhinoceros

Elephant attacks on these rare animals are increasing. The two species compete for food and space and rhinos are often prevented by elephants from getting to water holes


Species such as the roan, the tsessebe, Lichtenstein's hartebeest and Livingstone's sunni are suffering because the dense vegetation they inhabit is being ravaged by elephants

Baobab tree

Famed for its longevity and soft bark, this tree can live for 4,000 years. But it is struggling to survive the onslaughts of elephants, which can strip the tree of bark, leaving it close to death

Knob thorn

Nesting place for vultures and woodpeckers, and ideal food for giraffes, this tree is also a favourite fodder for elephants, which eat its branches, shoots and leaves

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U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Calls For Free and Fair Elections

PRESS RELEASE -  Washington, D.C., March 14, 2005 - Asked about the March 31
elections in Zimbabwe, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Christopher Dell told the
Voice of America (VOA), "We're not interested in the who of who is in power
in Zimbabwe, we are interested in the how. If genuinely free and fair
elections are held, if those elections reflect the genuine will of the
people of Zimbabwe, then we will respect their choice no matter who is

"These elections begin on an unleveled playing field," Dell said during
yesterday's Studio 7 Sunday Newsmaker, a weekend feature of VOA's radio
program to Zimbabwe. "The government of Zimbabwe controls all of the
institutions involved in the elections, they have set the rules, they have
set the terms of the debate," he added. Dell said that the support of the
United States and other like-minded countries has been very important over
the last few years in helping the democratic forces in Zimbabwe remain
committed and effective in a very difficult environment.

Asked about the numerous incidents of violence against opposition party
members during past elections (2000 and 2002), Dell responded, "I believe
that the government and President Mugabe's political party very much
understand that they are under intense international scrutiny about the
conduct of these election...." Dell went on to say that as a result,
"...there has been a marked decrease in violence over the previous two
elections, that the opposition forces are being given more space in which to
campaign, therefore they are having a significant ability to get out there
to campaign, to reach the people of Zimbabwe."

Studio 7, VOA's radio program to Zimbabwe in the English, Shona and Ndebele
languages, airs seven days a week from 7:00-8:00 PM locally. VOA recently
launched Studio 7 in the Morning, a half-hour weekday program airing locally
at 5:30 AM designed to provide listener listeners with in-depth information
on their nation's March 31 parliamentary elections.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia
international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the
Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of
news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an
estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are
produced in 44 languages, including English.

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