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Today's HERALD of Friday 27TH MAY 2005,contains record breaking listings
of farm acquisitions, totalling 715 properties, as follows;

Section 5 Notice under LOT No 169 for 281 properties
Section 8 Orders under LOT No 24 for 230 properties
Section 8 Orders under LOT No 25 for 26 properties
Section 7 Notice under LOT No 13 for 178 properties

LOT 168 Section 5 for 284 properties which we sent out last week is
repeated this week.

Herewith as a matter of urgency todays listings of section 7 notices which
responding to urgently within five days by lawyers.

The section 8 orders (lot 24 & 25) and section 5 notices (lot 169) will
follow on monday and tuesday respectivaely.

Farmers are strongly encouraged to continue fighting for your property
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Take notice that an application for the confirmation of the acquisition
order issues in respect of the following farms has been filed in the
Administrative Court at Harare and that the Respondent and any holder of
real rights over the said farm are required to lodge their objections
within 5 days after the publication of this notice failure of which the
matter shall be set down unopposed without any further notice.

A copy of this application is available for collection at applicants
undersigned legal practitoner of records address between monday to friday 8
am to 4 pm

Cival Division of the Attorney Generals office
Applicants legal Practitioners
2nd flood Block A
New Govn Complex
Crn Samora Machel Forth Ave

D N E Mutasa
Minister of State for National Security, Land Reforms and
Resettlement in the President's Office.

JAG 2005 Acquisition Act Section 7

1387 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 1 3645/2000 damsbo invest(pvt) Beitbridge
Bothasrus a nuanetsi Rance a 7246,35411ha LA 5521/05
1388 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 2 4431/87 JUNCTION ESTATES PVT Beitbridge
lot 2 nuabeti Ranche a 9 581,9223ha LA 5520/05
1389 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 3 1189/67 BUBANI RANCH PVT LTD Beitbridge
lot 1 nuanetsi ranche a 28 577,2993ar LA 5588/05
1390 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 4 543/91 Amity holdings pvt bubi dollar
block 10 467,8325ha La 5529/05
1391 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 5 2730/87 pretorius paquet flooring tiling
comp bubi subdivision b of subdivision c rouxdale 225,4160ha LA 5590/05
1392 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 6 305/65 Westfield farm holdings pvt ltd
bulalmamangwe Remaining extent of westfield 2 985,58ar LA 5541/05
1393 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 7 722/93 N R AGENCIES PVT LTD
bulalmamangwe remainder of doublevale 885,1776ha LA 5598/05
1394 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 8 2300/83 frederick ian harding nesbitt
bulilamamangwe remainder of st andrews of subdivision a mcgreers luck
347,3309ha LA 5510/05
1395 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 9 2300/83 frederick ian harding nesbitt
bulilamamangwe subdivision a if st andrews of subdivision a mcgeerrs luck
80,9295ha LA 5424/05
1396 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 10 2001/94 embehope enterprises pl
bulalmamangwe mali 2 569,5542ha LA 5475/05
1397 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 11 43/66 john andrew rosenfels
bulilmamangwe ficksburg 6 520,2991 ar LA 5439/05
1398 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 12 1719/86 MANDA FARMS PVT LTD
bulilmamangwe mkuna of sanddown south 827,4119ha LA5470/05
1399 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 13 1719/86 MANDA FARMS PVT LTD
bulilmamangwe anfield 1947,2438ha LA5465/05
1400 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 14 1719/86 MANDA FARMS PVT LTD
bulilmamangwe Remaining extention of manda 605,1671 ha LA 5557/05
1401 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 15 60/80 ALAN FREDRICK YORK bulilmamangwe
subdivision 18 sandownsouth 831,1565ha LA5540/05
1402 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 16 1719/86 MANDA FARMS PVT LTD
bulilmamangwe manda 438,5801ha LA5502/05
1403 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 17 7/4, BIFFEN RANCHING LTD Bulawayo
springs ranch 3 332,2970ha LA5496/05
1404 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 18 6/94, BIFFEN RANCHING LTD Bulawayo
remaining extent heany junction 1 359,2100ha LA 5560/05
1405 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 19 1865/77 herculaas philippus barnard
charter farm harvieston 854,3882ha LA5457/05
1406 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 20 2613/84 CAMPBELLS HOLDING P/L charter
hebron 790,8160ha LA5469/05
1407 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 21 1606/77 barend jacobus bester kirstein
charter lot 2 kuruman 809.3710ha LA5437/05
1408 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 22 3538/83 CAMPBELLS HOLDING P/L charter
farm maria's home 579,5729ha LA5459/05
1409 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 23 2527/74 alpol p/l charter remaining
extent nyamazaan 2 335,9855ha LA5460/05
1410 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 24 3856/97 cirnelius johannes nel charter
r/e farm mountain view ot the farm ingolubi 102,4107ha LA5472/05
1411 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 25 2524/82 christiaan jacobus albertus
kirstein charter remaining extent of honey spruit 896,2180ha LA5430/05
1412 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 26 2612/84 CAMPBELLS HOLDING P/L charter
remainder of inkosi 1 679,3188ha LA5427/05
1413 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 27 1951/86 harvieston farm p.l charter
remaining of uitkyk 653,2579ha LA5450/05
1414 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 28 4224/82 carel jacobus coetzee charter
remaining of veeplaats 879,2569ha LA5426/05
1415 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 29 1780/66 jacobus johannes erasmus
charter remaining extent of rushfontein 1 431,9morgen LA5433/05
1416 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 30 5174/81 christian jacobus albertus
kirsrein charter wilderness 404,2675ha LA5423/05
1417 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 31 6113/70 thoma scholtzbenade charter
leeuwfontein ranch 2585,7985ha LA5422/05
1418 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 32 14/90, chigarra estate p/l charter
belvoir of chigarra 2284,3336ha LA5482/05
1419 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 33 7552/81 chiredzi contracting p/l
chipinga whittington valleys 478,5941ha LA5445/05
1420 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 34 2836/85 neville hastings baker chipinga
lot 12a middle sabi 135,8121ha LA5561/05
1421 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 35 4502/93 jupieter farm p/l chipinga
jupieter of de rust avontuur extention 163,5588ha LA5416/05
1422 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 36 2954/92 dandon pvt ltd chipinga lot 3
of new castle 122,1433ha LA5501/05
1423 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 37 8225/97 S G F PVT LTD chipinga s/d a of
nyamuli 40,4519ha LA5538/05
1424 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 38 4616/93 shilor hunding p/l gatooma lot
1 of railway farm no 5 224,8543ha LA 5536/05
1425 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 39 778/00 mazarine trading p/l goromonzi
remaining chitara estate 495,9681ha LA5535/05
1426 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 40 3385/86 mavis elizabeth jenkison
goromonzi dana b of melforh estate 168,98ha LA5516/05
1427 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 41 5010/80 howson lands p/l goromonzi s/d
a of mashona kop 296,0332ha LA5577/05
1428 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 42 7886/89 learig farm pvt ltd goromonzi
reedbuck kop a 361,4507ha LA5591/05
1429 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 43 3385/86 mavis elizabeth jenkison
goromonzi the remainder of dana a melfort estate 168,9839ha LA5578/05
1430 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 44 4799/97 hustwit enterprises p/l
goromonzi lot 2 of buena vista 650,9557ha LA5586/05
1431 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 45 480/97 decayon enterprises p/l
goromonzi lot 3a buena vista lot 3a buena vista.wpoodlands ext of dunedin
533,0461ha LA5597/05
1432 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 46 5262/59 patrick noel wingfield
goromonzi lot 1 belvedore 919,6135ha LA5484/05
1433 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 47 7975/97 FOUR L'S P/L goromonzi lot 1 of
witness 628,4652ha LA5456/05
1434 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 48 1624/90 GLENTANA P.L goromonzi fair
view estate 237,8542ha LA5559/05
1435 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 49 1755/99 retziaff farm p/l goromonzi
loney park estate 1 065,8811ha LA5453/05
1436 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 50 9494/90 INNISLAOIDE PVT LTD goromonzi
leigh portion rudolphia 59,79ha LA5490/05
1437 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 51 1859/67 john francis freemanb alpin
goromonzi lot 1 summerisland of middleton mashonganyika 251,4140ar
1438 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 52 6131/68 swiswa pvt goromonzi remainder
new creagory pf mount shannon of meadows 863,2816ar LA5525/05
1439 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 53 4645/79 chistoffel johannes greyling
goromonzi s/d of sellair 106,6832ha LA5535/05
1440 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 54 10053/89 dunstan estate p/l goromonzi
remaining extent of dunstan estate 1 889,3195HA LA5526/05
1441 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 55 4464/51 elsworth lands ltd goromonzi
remaining extent farm swiswa 141,1ha LA5448/05
1442 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 56 10614/00 joseph george sudlow goromonzi
lot 1 mariandi of nil desperandum of twenydales estate 40,4700ha LA5547/05
1443 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 57 716/70 rogers brothers & sons gwanda
lot 1 of marianda of nil desperandum of twenydales estate 40,4700ha
1444 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 58 6365/91 johannes hendrik ferreira
Hartley lisbon 682,4136ha LA5331/05
1445 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 59 5632/81 robert peter mcdonald smith
Hartley remaining extent welcome home 590,5295ha LA5498/05
1446 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 60 7317/95 burnbank estate pvt ltd Hartley
lot 3 crown ranch 470,5668ha LA5462/05
1447 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 61 8819/97 stefanus lombard triegaadt
Hartley lot 1 bougainvillea 835.0913ha LA5543/05
1448 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 62 1951/91 gert johannes odendaal Hartley
ard behg rhodesian planations 419,1391ha LA5568/05
1449 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 63 3083/76 penelope anne kirkman Hartley
reminder of daisy 989,2559ha LA5480/05
1450 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 64 5470/68 taunton estate p/l Hartley
maine 2 964,3797ar LA5504/05
1451 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 65 3907/85 trustees of the skea family
trust Hartley remainder of railway farm 30 461,0728ha LA5479/05
1452 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 66 4854/74 derek homer scutt Hartley
subdivision a of maple leaf 430,8521ha LA5461/05
1453 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 67 8506/98 cedog pvt ltd Hartley lot 1a
the grove 413,9430ha LA5508/05
1454 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 68 120/93 marsden farm pvt ltd Hartley
marsden 1 462,9114ha LA5491/05
1455 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 69 2689/85 the trustees for the time
Hartley lot 1 of grasmere 121,4030ha LA5567/05
1456 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 70 3116/87 plumway properties p/l Hartley
r/e subdivision a deweras extention 506,2125ha LA5566/05
1457 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 71 6599/91 edgar henry gundry Hartley
remaining concession hill 303,5371ha LA5552/05
1458 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 72 4732/83 gent viljoen schaap inyanga
mutsenga estate 190,0107ha LA5532/05
1459 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 73 316/92 courtney ventures p/l inyanga
countnay of liverpool 105,2168ha LA5562/05
1460 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 74 2551/84 dorien eric philpot inyanga
remainder of minnehaha estate 257,6486ha LA5494/05
1461 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 75 3780/93 glen helen investments pvt ltd
inyanga lot 70a of inyanga downs 80,7918ha LA5528/05
1462 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 76 334/93 charles robert hartley insiza
the glade 2677,2570ha LA5999/05
1463 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 77 509/46 karna estates pvt ltd lupane
remaining extent of karna block lot 3 karna block 4 610,9378ha LA5602/05
1464 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 78 3495/88 freezing point estates p/l
makoni s/d of fishers farm 633,4902ha LA5596/05
1465 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 79 12966/99 DAVEL FARM P/L makoni LIFTON
364,2043HA LA5537/05
1466 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 80 145/86 marthius jacobus martin makoni
arbeid estate 404,6778ha LA5492/05
1467 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 81 2525/57 rhodesia railways makoni
remainder of yorkshire estate 51,277morgen LA5497/05
1467 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 82 10616/20000 j G delport p/l makoni
Fodga 353,4955ha LA5548/05
1469 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 83 1820/69 wakefields estate p/l makoni
wakefield 10 144,3731ar LA5486/05
1470 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 84 1468/54 lesbury estate p/l makoni
remainder extent of farm urmston 1219,0251mor LA5515/05
1471 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 85 7410/97 torrish farm p/l makoni torrish
of crofton 617,9654ha LA5601/05
1472 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 86 2175/88 masori investment p/l makoni
york of yorkshire estate 2 055,6581ha LA5425/05
1473 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 87 145/86 marthiud jacobus martin makoni
arbeid estate 404,6778ha LA5468/05
1474 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 88 12966/99 DAVEL FARM P/L makoni lifton
364,2043ha LA5555/05
1475 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 89 1615/93 anne jeanne sorensen-wedel
marandellas the remaindee of gatzi 971,4841ha LA5477/05
1476 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 90 6780/71 dombi estate p/l marandellas
dombi estate 1 0736,7617ha LA5471/05
1477 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 91 8367/71 DOUNE FARM P/L marandellas
doune estate 965,8940ha LA5429/05
1478 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 92 1158/69 hedon farms p/l marandellas
hedon estate 2 923 4078ar LA5454/05
1479 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 93 7075/83 j h erasmus p/l marandellas
remindinf extent of highlands 628,5403ha LA5558/05
1480 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 94 8718/91 idapi tobacco comp pvt ltd
marandellas idapi 1 303,6062ha LA5572/05
1481 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 95 3756/79 IGUDU FARM P/L marandellas
remaining extent of igudu 872,1471ha LA5564/05
1482 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 96 773/91 golden cap estate p/l
marandellas remainder of lot hg carruthersville 1 388,1586ha LA5435/05
1483 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 97 2111/84 claire kit wiggill marandellas
remaining of coquetdale of rudmans 119,4115ha LA5573/05
1484 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 98 8656/90 elmesbeef p/l marandellas lot 1
of elmeswood 866,2207ha LA5550/05
1485 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 99 158/83 nurenzi farm p/l marandellas s/d
m of carruthersville 1 031,5876ha LA5583/05
1486 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 100 7819/97 silver queen estates p/l
marandellas lot 14 of wenimbi estate 699,9673ha LA5580/05
1487 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 101 2551/95 Loujo farming pvt ltd
marandellas lot 22 wenimbi estate 542,1331ha LA5582/05
1488 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 102 2783/93 malibar farm p/l marandellas
malibar estate 284,6738ha LA5589/05
1489 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 103 116/96 g h westhoff & sons p/l
marandellas meandu of longlands 509,5034ha LA5592/05
1490 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 104 3487/53 creigton guthrie nicholson
keene marandellas nyazwitza portion hopeful portion of alexandra
472/4682morg LA5570/05
1491 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 105 5676/73 PETRUS GERHARDNESS BOTHA
marandellas laasgedink portion of pinhoe 572,3366ha LA5575/05
1492 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 106 6012/84 somerset farrm p/l marandellas
somerset estate 973,6153ha LA5505/05
1493 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 107 1769/96 rapako farm p/l marandellas
remainder rapoko of marandellas 332,7101ha LA5509/05
1494 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 108 1/96, clare jane hough marandellas
remainder extent of farm 7 of wenimbi estate 651,2950ha LA5444/05
1495 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 109 449/51 mushangwe estate ltd
marandellas mushangwe of eirene 1 594,143morg LA 5600/05
1496 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 110 4582/91 samanyanga cash store p/l
marandellas stow estate 394,7461ha LA5585/05
1497 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 111 2042/83 redeener farming comp pvt ltd
matobo adams farms 2 569,5584ha LA5587/05
1498 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 112 3859/80 far horizons pvt ltf matobo
shumbashaba of mkulu 289,9963ha LA 5563/05
1499 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 113 1825/77 sibintuli investments comp p/l
matobo betzeba 1 736,9378ha LA5595/05
1500 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 114 4054/97 m sanderson p/l mrewe re
ainder of glen wyvis 2 459,4372ha LA 5512/05
1501 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 115 32/88 esperanza farm pvt mazoe
remainder esperanza of moores grant 363,0121ha LA5542/05
1202 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 116 32/88 esperanza farm pvt mazoe
remainder of highwood portion of culmstock of moores grant 290,9666he
1503 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 117 32/88 esperanza farm pvt mazoe
remainder of portlock of moores grant 162,9666ha LA5451/05
1504 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 118 32/88 esperanza farm pvt mazoe
subdivision a of subdivision b of esperanza of moores grant 120,9002ha
1506 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 119 4410/82 WENGI FARM mazoe remainingof
wengi river estate 927,7500ha LA5522/05
1506 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 120 4410/82 frank thomas miller mazoe lot
1 of farm 37 of glendale 368,3351ha LA5485/05
1507 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 121 6536/80 howard phillips arnold mrewa
remainder of lot 1 of whispering hope 1 181,8687ha LA5464/05
1508 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 122 8839/97 seasonal enterprises p/l mrewa
methven ranch 2 092,9108ha LA5447/05
1509 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 123 7929/87 good returns invest p/l
salisbury rudolphia 802,0700HA LA5544/05
1510 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 124 1132/56 c b allison sons p/l salisbury
riseholm 582,6259morg LA5543/05
1511 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 125 5241/79 closeburn p/l salisbury
closeburn of rastenburg 569,0955ha LA5539/05
1512 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 126 4507/70 lanark farm pvt ltd salisbury
lanark 2 688,9337ar LA5549/05
1513 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 127 9398/01 john anthony bradshaw
salisbury remaining extent of romoraima 571,7622ha LA5446/05
1514 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 128 1224/71 nora development p/l salisbury
reminder of binder 1 335,3671ha LA5554/05
1515 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 129 2529/96 atlanta farm p/l salisbury
Atlanta of the meadows 546,5099ha LA5569/05
1516 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 130 5481/99 shepherd hall farm p.l
salisbury chakoma estate 1 275,9283ha LA 5495/05
1517 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 131 8092/94 j williamson properties pvt
ltd salisbury remainder of banana grove 1 233,2532ha LA5534/05
1518 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 132 3709/83 shiloh-shalom p.l salisbury
remainder of carmholme 107,3228ha LA5571/05
1519 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 133 6116/93 liemba farm p/l salisbury
being s/d of weardale 792,0332ha LA5473/05
1520 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 134 4312/93 dorisdale farming pvt ltd
salisbury thursfield 41,1338ha LA5481/05
1521 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 135 3534/59 steve delport p/l salisbury
remainder extent of s/d a of the twentydales estate 990,0608ac LA5438/05
1522 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 136 4557/72 andy green p/l salisbury glen
avon 708,3404ha LA5476/05
1523 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 137 5078/79 V R FARMING P/L salisbury
remaining extent of vuta 518,1475ha LA5474/05
1524 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 138 6460/95 la residenze p/l salisbury
lot bd of marvel 85,5239ha LA5441/05
1525 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 139 4592/96 danbro holdings p/l salisbury
the remaining of arlington estate 336.5954ha LA5574/05
1526 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 140 388/91 t j searson p/l salisbury
beatrice estate 191,196ha LA5440/05
1527 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 141 6932/88 m m pretorius pvt ltd
salisbury charmaine of drayton 304,1502ha LA5436/05
1528 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 142 391/74 daniel rudolgh nel salisbury
chelmsford 802,3747ha LA5466/05
1529 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 143 7588/90 asgard investment p/l
salisbury doune 667,2276ha LA5483/05
1530 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 144 678/95 mnadi farm pvt ltd salisbury
ealing 734,0360ha LA5545/05
1531 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 145 2080/84 guy stanley waston smith
salisbury alamein 766,9668ha LA5455/05
1532 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 146 4542/86 paul stephanuus theron
salisbury friedanthal estate 2 417,6115ha LA5452/05
1533 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 147 2074/69 tavistock estate p/l salisbury
inyondo a 1 086,5811ar LA5449/05
1534 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 148 6862/92 ALIDY FARM PVT salisbury
1535 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 149 5070/85 charles campell waghorn
salisbury subdivision a of newlands 179,1700ha LA5432/05
1536 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 150 3812/90 weinnes and sons p/l salisbury
lot 1 of cavan estate 344/7509ha LA5519/05
1537 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 151 6047/93 Innesfree pecans pvt ltd
salisbury lot 1a of corby estate 242,7286ha LA5527/05
1538 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 152 3336/83 t j greaves p/l salisbury
goeie hoop 764,8364ha LA5458/05
1539 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 153 1121/62 TCAINE P/L salisbury norham 1
710,1397ar LA5513/05
1540 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 154 9525/99 paraziva trading com pvt
salisbury norway of sweden of herne 375,2950ha LA5467/05
1541 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 155 1070/95 jetmaster properties pvt ltd
salisbury nyarungu estate 193,5046ha LA5428/05
1542 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 156 1055/75 archie black and sons p/l
salisbury remaining extent of syston 882,1544ha LA5579/05
1543 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 157 12998/99 rich harvest estate p/l
salisbury rusimbiro 656,0927ha LA5493/05
1544 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 158 4577/76 kenneth michael mumford
salisbury s d of gowerlands 384,6710ha LA5556/05
1545 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 159 4073/88 ross donald watkins salisbury
scotsbank of kenomo 405/1330ha LA5507/05
1546 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 160 636/95 ralston investments p/v
salisbury farm silver oak 1 173,4297ha LA5537/05
1547 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 161 5121/87 david malcolm mcvey salisbury
swallowfield 856,5180ha LA5499/05
1548 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 162 9525/99 paraziva trading comp p/l
salisbury remainder of sweden of herne 374,22420ha LA5431/05
1549 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 163 5111/80 mohammed cader salisbury
undale of chisandtsa 713,4795ha LA5514/05
1550 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 164 3294/94 verdum farm p/l salisbury
verdun 874,5049ha LA5488/05
1551 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 165 3495/88 freezing point estates p/l
umtali eden vale 1 362,0000ha LA5500/05
1552 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 166 1688/86 valley coffee plantation p.l
umtali r/e of mazonwe 3 746,2964ha LA5518/05
1553 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 167 2487/86 jean carol franklin umtali
lot 1 of premier Estate 1 657,0500ha LA5517/05
1554 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 168 4434/96 d t z ozgeo p/l umtali
fairview south of fairview 413,4455ha LA5511/05
1555 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 169 3894/85 hugo amos lock umtali oukar
estate 867,5035ha LA5546/05
1556 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 170 423/63 Mapor estates p/l umtali lot 2
of mapembe estate 1 903,6362ar LA5503/05
1557 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 171 2329/73 mutare board and paper mills
p/l umtali drennan 884,69ha LA5530/05
1558 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 172 1446/63 goldberh brothers p/l umtali
yardley 311,1200ar LA5551/05
1559 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 173 3822/72 mutare board and paper mills
p/l umtali savillen estate 1 855,36ha LA5523/05
1560 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 174 8963/71 mutare board and paper mills
p/l umtali banks 783,24ha LA5487/05
1561 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 175 2265/80 esias johannes terblanche
umzingwane whites run estates 2 560,9947ha LA5593/05
1562 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 176 2569/80 boomerang farms pvt ltd
umzingwane remainder of crocodile valley 2 353,9972ha LA5489/05
1563 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 177 1676/70 terance arthur bowen wankie
railway farm 53 6 008,1250ha LA5463/05
1564 27-05-2005 SECTION 7 LOT 13 178 2808/73 lodewikkus smith wedza
okiahoma estate 1916,2053ha LA5565/05
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Zim Online

Police to use live ammo, army rolls into suburbs
Sat 28 May 2005

      HARARE - Armoured troop carriers yesterday patrolled several Harare
suburbs as the army was summoned to help suppress swelling public anger
against an ongoing government onslaught against informal traders and
homeless people.

      As soldiers descended on suburbs such as Glen Norah, Glen View and
Mbare, where police fought running battles with informal traders in the last
week, sources told ZimOnline that the police - who have led the evictions -
were under orders to use live ammunition against civilians attempting to

      It could not be established whether the army was also under
instruction to shoot at civilians with live ammunition.

      According to the sources, Harare police commander Edmore Veterai, on
Thursday told about 2 000 police officers at Morris police depot in the city
that they should not fear shooting with live ammunition at people resisting
eviction because the campaign against informal traders had the blessings of
President Robert Mugabe.

      THE police have been ordered to use live ammunition to suppress
resistance in Harare suburbs

      Veterai, who was addressing the policemen before dispatching them on
the so-called "clean-up" campaign, is said to have told the officers: "Why
are you letting the people toss you around when you are the police? From
tomorrow, I need reports on my desk saying that we have shot people. The
President (Mugabe) has given his full support for this operation so there is
nothing to fear.

      "You should treat this operation as a war. Those people fighting back
need to be taught bitter lessons because that is the only way to avoid
further confrontation."

      Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, who oversees urban
councils, said security forces were out to restore order and would crush any
attempted hooliganism or resistance by residents.

      He said: "We are simply restoring order. Yes we expected some
resistance but the security forces are on hand to crush any hooliganism. It
is these people who have been making the country ungovernable by their
criminal activities actually."

      But police spokesman Oliver Mandipaka denied that the army had been
called in to help clamp down on rising public anger in the suburbs. "That
(army involvement) is an absolute lie. The army only comes when the
situation gets out of hand. As things stand there is absolutely nothing
which warrants us to call in the army.

      "We are moving on with the exercise until the city is clean,"
Mandipaka said before switching off his phone. It was not possible to
ascertain from Mandipaka whether the police were under orders to use live

      However, a ZimOnline news crew that toured Glen Norah saw armoured
cars carrying heavily armed soldiers patrolling the suburb, where hundreds
of millions of dollars worth of goods were destroyed when the police set
fire to informal household furniture-making shops in the area.

      In Glen View suburb, adjacent to Glen Norah, residents said the
soldiers did not harass anyone but claimed that the armed troops had
threatened them with unspecified action if goods looted from shops during
riots there earlier this week were not returned.

      "The soldiers were not beating up people as they used to do in the
past, but their presence was intimidating enough . . . they also said they
will be coming back to deal with us if goods which were stolen from OK
supermarket were not returned," said one resident, who did not want to be

      Meanwhile, the police yesterday widened the crackdown against informal
traders and homeless people to include squatter settlements on Harare's

      Police razed to the ground hundreds of homes at WhiteCliff Farm, about
20 km west of Harare, where pro-ruling ZANU PF party veterans of Zimbabwe's
1970's independence war illegally settled at the height of farm invasions.

      About 10 000 residents including war veterans and their families
watched in shock offering no resistance to the police who were armed to the

      The police also dismantled dwellings in Hatcliff extension when more
than 20 000 families lived after being placed there by the government in the

      At the old Epworth squatter camp established years before independence
in 1980, police fought running battles with mostly youths from the area
trying to stop the police from demolishing homes there. At least six people
were seriously injured in the clashes that were still ongoing by late last

      More than 18 000 people have been arrested so far in the clean-up
operation which is also being carried out in other cities across the
country. - ZimOnline

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Former finance minister blames Mugabe links for loss of top banking job
Sat 28 May 2005
  HARARE - Former Zimbabwe finance minister Simba Makoni yesterday publicly
admitted for the first time that his links with President Robert Mugabe cost
him the Africa Development Bank (ADB) presidency last week.

      Makoni, who many on the continent and beyond said was the best
candidate for the job, told a press conference in Harare that he had been
warned weeks before the polls to select the ADB president that the United
States (US) and European countries with a stake in the bank would oppose his
bid because he is Zimbabwean.

      The Zimbabwean, who bowed out of the race in the third round, said:
"Even before the election, a number of Western diplomats in this country had
warned that they would not support me because of my Zimbabwean connections .
. . Some (Western countries) told me in my face that because I come from
Zimbabwe, they would not support me."

      Western countries control 40 percent of the ADB with African and Arab
nations holding the remaining 60 percent.

      The US and European Union countries have lobbied against Mugabe and
officials of his government and ruling ZANU PF party at many international
fora as part of punitive measures since 2002 to punish Harare for failure to
uphold democracy, the rule of law, human and property rights.

      Mugabe rejects the West's allegations against his government accusing
Washington and Brussels of targeting his government for victimisation as
punishment for seizing land from white farmers for redistribution to
landless blacks.

      ZANU PF spokesman Nathan Shamuyarira said the party, to which Makoni
is a member, was disappointed that the he had lost "because of some people
who chose politics instead of the right person." Makoni, a respected
businessman, was sacked by Mugabe as finance minister in 2003 over fiscal
policy differences but retained his position in the Politburo, ZANU PF's
central decision-making organ.

      The ADB will be led by an interim president after the bank's board of
governors could not agree between Rwandese, Donald Kaberuka, who had the
backing of Western countries and Nigerian, Olabisi Ongunjobi. - ZimOnline

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New Zimbabwean radio station opens in New York
Sat 28 May 2005
  JOHANNESBURG - Former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings disc jockeys, purged
in a government crackdown five years ago, have set up a new radio station in
New York, United States.

      The new radio station, Southern Africa FM, broadcasts on the internet
news and music from southern Africa targeting the diaspora audience.

      The new radio station becomes the fourth station to be set up outside
the country since the government began a crackdown against independent media
voices five years ago. The other radio stations are: Studio Seven, a Voice
of America initiative, SW Radio Africa and Afro-Sounds FM which broadcast
from London.

      Former ZBC disc jockeys Chaka Ngwenya, Brenda Moyo and Plaxedes
Jeremiah are part of the team at Southern Africa FM.

      There are no independent radio stations in Zimbabwe. Attempts to break
the state media monopoly on radio broadcasting in the last few years have
virtually failed as the government dragged its feet in opening up the

      President Robert Mugabe's government has shut down four newspapers
including the country's top selling daily, The Daily News, in the last three
years as the authorities stepped up a campaign against divergent voices.

      The government has also refused to repeal harsh media laws blamed for
stifling the operations of private players in the media sector forcing
journalists to set up private radio stations outside the country. -

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SA lawyers to fight for jailed Zim MP
          May 27 2005 at 04:25PM

      Two of South Africa's foremost constitutional lawyers will appear in
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court to mount a constitutional challenge against the
continued incarceration of former opposition Movement for Democratic Change
(MDC) Member of Parliament Roy Bennett.

      Due to appear before Zimbabwe's highest court in Harare on Bennett's
behalf are advocates Mathew Chaskalson SC and Jeremy Gauntlett SC.

      They will try to help Bennet barely a year after George Bizos saved
MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai from going to the gallows on charges that he
plotted to murder President Robert Mugabe.

      Roy Bennett is serving a 12-month sentence with hard labour after he
pushed Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa during a heated debate on the land
issue last year.

       Chinamasa had labelled Bennett's white ancestors as "murderers and
thieves". - Independent Foreign Service

          a.. This article was originally published on page 10 of Daily News
on May 27, 2005

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Plan now for when Mugabe is gone, says Hill    Patrick Leeman
          May 27 2005 at 10:27AM

      Neither the United States government nor the countries of the European
Union appear to have a comprehensive plan for the reconstruction of Zimbabwe
after President Robert Mugabe is no longer in power.

      This was said in Durban on Thursday night by Geoff Hill, the Africa
correspondent for the Washington Times. He has just published a book
entitled What Happens After Mugabe - Can Zimbabwe Rise From The Ashes?

      Speaking at the launch of the book, Hill said Mugabe was now 81 -
there were fewer days ahead of him than behind him.

      However, no one seemed to know what to do when change did come to
Zimbabwe. There had been similar vacuums when the Taliban-controlled
government of Afghanistan was toppled and when the Saddam Hussein regime was
overthrown in Iraq.

      The author said there were only two foreign journalists left in
Zimbabwe, and those working for the state radio and television services were

      Hill said there were three million Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa
alone. A radio school could be set up in Johannesburg where many of these
people could be trained to become broadcasters in the Zimbabwe of the

      Qualified nurses were in short supply in Zimbabwe because many had
emigrated because of the deteriorating health conditions.

      A database could be set up now to determine the number of
Zimbabwean-born nurses worldwide, or others who could be trained to take
over in a new dispensation.

      The Zimbabwean police had previously enjoyed a very good reputation,
but in the recent past they had been "hopelessly politicised" in favour of

      A properly-trained police force, which was impartial, would be
essential in a new Zimbabwe, the correspondent said.

      Zimbabwe would need to establish a truth and reconciliation or justice
commission and embark on a process of reconciliation.

      He cited the success of the peace moves in Rwanda after the genocide
of 1994.

         . This article was originally published on page 7 of The Mercury
on May 27, 2005

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New Zimbabwe

Mudede given 2 months suspended sentence

By Staff Reporter
Last updated: 05/28/2005 01:14:46
A ZIMBABWE court on Friday sentenced the country's registrar general to a
two-month suspended jail term for defying a series of court orders to
surrender ballot boxes used in disputed presidential elections held two
years ago.

Tobaiwa Mudede was sentenced to two months in jail by Justice Yunus Omerjee,
and fined Z$5-million (R3 690) for failing to obey court orders issued over
the past two years.

However, the judge suspended the prison sentence for 10 days "on condition
that [Mudede] complies with the order of this honourable court".

Mudede appeared on Friday to have capitulated to the court demands, with
government lorries seen outside the High Court offloading ballot boxes from
the 2002 polls. They are being stored at a room at the court.

Morgan Tsvangirai of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is
challenging President Robert Mugabe's victory in presidential elections held
in March 2002, which Tsvangirai lost by about 400 000 votes.

The opposition leader claims the vote was rigged, and his lawyers have been
battling to have the ballot boxes and packets containing the papers
delivered to the court so they can investigate them.

Mudede, whom the MDC accuses of being a Mugabe loyalist responsible for
rigging three consecutive elections, denies he was deliberately defying the
court orders and said his office did not have the resources to comply. -- 

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Zimbabwe police torch settlements
Friday, May 27, 2005 Posted: 1411 GMT (2211 HKT)


HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Police torched dwellings in a poor squatter camp overnight and deployed more than 3,000 officers Friday to "monitor" the destruction of informal settlements around the capital.
Residents rioted Thursday night in at least one township on the southern edge of Harare as police arrested street vendors and burned their kiosks.
While police used gasoline and torches to destroy shacks in one township, state radio said desperately poor residents in other areas hurriedly tore down their own shacks, taking away building materials they had bought with their life savings.
Police are under orders to destroy "illegal dwellings" and vendors' shacks as part of a campaign to clean up the city. About half of the city's urban poor live in the shacks. About 10,000 street vendors have been arrested since the crackdown began eight days ago.
The opposition says the campaign, which has triggered rioting, is a government ploy to justify declaring a state of emergency.
"We are on high alert. We really do not know where they (police) are striking next," said Lovemore Muchingedzi, an opposition Movement for Democratic Change party worker in the Glen Norah township where there was extensive rioting Thursday night.
"Police went around beating up anyone they came across. They made sure there was no electricity in the area and under cover of darkness they were beating everyone up," said Muchingedzi, who said the area had quieted by daybreak.
Trudy Stevenson, an opposition legislator for the area that includes the Hatcliffe squatter camp in northern Harare, said people there called her when three truckloads of armed police arrived late Thursday night.
"They told me they were burning everything but I better not come as I might get shot in the darkness," she said.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai alleges the blitz, called "Operation Marambatsvina" (drive out trash) is aimed at provoking unrest which will force urban opposition voters to return to the countryside and the justify declaration of a state of emergency ahead of nationwide economic collapse.
A state of emergency would give the government of President Robert Mugabe, 81, unlimited powers of search, seizure, detention and censorship as the country goes into a food crisis with up to 4 million people needing food aid.
James Morris, head of the World Food Program and representative of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, is due here next week to discuss the relief effort with Mugabe, who has been in power since 1980 independence.
Before recent parliamentary elections in which he claimed to have won a landslide victory, Mugabe refused assistance saying the country had had a "bumper harvest." His Zanu-PF party was alleged to have used access to food to intimidate rural voters.
Harare's government-appointed mayor, Sekesai Makwavarara, announced Tuesday that illegal settlements and houses would be destroyed in three months. The government has not explained why police have already begun the destructions.
State radio raid the roundup of street traders and demolition of "informal housing" was discussed at a meeting Thursday of Mugabe's elite 40-member policy-making body, the Politburo, in advance of a Zanu-PF central committee session Friday.
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New Zimbabwe

SW Radio Africa should be saved

By Rita Bhebhe
Last updated: 05/27/2005 23:49:58
I HAVE been reading media reports that SW Radio Africa is going to shut down
if pledges by donors are not honoured.

This honestly cannot be allowed to happen. The fact that Robert Mugabe's
regime invested over £30 million in two Chinese built transmitters at
Thornhill Airbase to block their broadcasts into Zimbabwe speaks volumes
about their effectiveness. It is testimony to how threatened they felt over
the station's uncensored, free-flowing broadcasts.

We now have two dedicated internet radio sations in Affro Sounds and the
recently launched SAR FM in New York but to be honest, Robert Mugabe will
not lose sleep over these. Why? They are targetting fairly rich middle class
people in the diaspora who can afford computers and broadband connections.
If you are already in the diaspora you can't vote or demonstrate in Zimbabwe
and Mugabe will not worry over your activities. Power in our country now
resides in the rural areas. These are giving by hook or crook the majority
of votes for Mugabe's tattered legitimacy in elections. We have a serious
rural-urban divide that needs bridging and the internet is certainly out of

This is what makes SW Radio Africa clearly effective. Their Shortwave
transmissions are reaching people in the rural areas and really fostering a
change of allegiance in the mentality of the rural people. Mugabe always
does his home work, and reports were filtering in that the station founded
in September 2001 has in the past four years been steadily penetrating the
rural areas while simultaneously updating the urban dwellers on daily
breaking news. If as is being predicted, the station is closed down, what
hope does Zimbabwe have? What is the use of funding NGO's, newspapers and
internet radio stations that target an already informed audience who are
already supporting the opposition anyway?

With two jamming devices installed by Mugabe, SW Radio Africa has to
broadcast on at least three or more frequencies to reach Zimbabweans. This,
broadcasting fundis will tell you is a very costly exercise requiring close
to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Although I understand they can still
broadcast on Medium Wave which is not currently being jammed, I am assuming
their money has already been exhausted by the multiple frequency broadcasts
courtesy of the Chinese intervention. I call on all the donors who are
involved in helping Zimbabwe to please stand up and support effective
projects. Mugabe has already shown us this project is effective so why are
they not pushing saving it?

Is the world admitting China is now the superpower and spreading its
repressive tentacles around the world? Where are the so-called super powers
in this? How do you spread democracy by misdirecting resources? Are we so
blind to see what is needed? I was just thinking today how we could change
things if every Zimbabwean in the diaspora donated one US dollar to the
station. In our millions, we could have the station run on for another year.
I suggest the station has to open up such an account and see how we will
respond. I am personally prepared to put up 50 US dollars as the opening
donation and challege everyone in the diaspora to respond.

The diaspora just has to lead the way for Zimbabweans back home.
Broadcasting is the key to power back home, this is why Mugabe has viciously
defended ZBC's monopoly for 25 years. It just has to be broken by an
independent Zimbabwean radio station. We in our wisdom or lack of it are
letting slip one of the few remaining voices capable of delivering change.
The irony of it all is that SW Radio Africa wins the Free Media Pioneer
Award 2005 from the International Press Instititute (IPI) and then closes a
few days later. Are we being serious? How the mandarins in Zimbabwe will
celebrate! I say no, this is a serious development in our fight for
Bhebhe is in the Media Studies Department at the John Moore University in
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Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)


WOMEN of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) deplores the ongoing treatment by the
Zimbabwe Republic Police of citizens attempting to eke out a living by
informal trade. With unemployment at over 70%, most Zimbabweans have tried
to survive by becoming fulltime or part time vendors. Many members of WOZA,
widowed mothers, grandmothers and youth fit into this category and have been
affected by this mindless clamp down. We sympathise with their loss of
livelihood but call on them to remain determined to free themselves from
this cruel tyranny.

In a statement issued on the 4th April, WOZA called for Zimbabweans to make
a choice between Mass Action or Mass Starvation but it has become important
as mothers of the nation to remind Zimbabweans what type of Mass Action
could bring pressure to bear and yield our better enjoyment of basic

We call on our sisters and brothers who are fighting to defend their
livelihood to use peaceful means of mass action as a way to safeguard their
dignity. Mugabe and his regime have 'degrees in violence'; striking back or
hitting back will not work, as violence only begets violence.

The Mass action referred to by the women of WOZA is a nationalist version of
civil disobedience or resistance which we call 'Tough Love'. We promote the
concept of loving your country and fellow citizens enough to sacrifice
yourself and suffer the consequences.  We sacrifice by acting to show that
laws or treatment by government are unjust and suffer the consequences of
being beaten, tortured or imprisoned. Mahatma Ghandi once said, "The willing
sacrifice of the innocent is the most powerful answer to the insolent
tyranny that has yet been conceived by God or man." Martin Luther King said,
"Just men cannot follow unjust laws."

The women of WOZA are inviting Zimbabweans to join them in peaceful protest
on Saturday, 18 June 2005, ahead of UN World Refugee Day on 20 June. We have
especially selected this day, as Zimbabweans are living the lives of
refugees in their own country especially so if they cannot even earn a basic
living by the honest trade of a vendor.

We invite Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to organise protests outside their
Zimbabwean Embassies to highlight the plight of their kith and kin back
home. We know that as we make this call the 'slaves of POSA', will begin to
hunt us down to deter us from organising this peaceful expression against
the indignities we are made to suffer at their hands. But we are reminded of
the sacrifice of a great African Statesman, Nelson Mandela, who led South
Africans in a spirit of 'Amadelakufa' (Self sacrifice for the nations good).

To the leadership of the Movement for Democratic Change, and other
politicians who care about the living standards of Zimbabweans, we have a
simple message. Provide leadership to the Zimbabweans on the street,
participate in teaching principles and methods of peaceful resistance, plan
and organise to join us on the 18 June, when we restore our nations DIGNITY.

To Zimbabweans: face facts Freedom is not for free. Stop criticising what
leadership you do have; if they are peaceful and are ready to do battle with
'Tough Love', be they male, female, rich or poor, black or white, play your
part and you will find yourself blessed with the courage to act.


27th May 2005

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From: Trudy Stevenson
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 7:43 PM
Subject: News update - Hatcliffe Extension

I went out to Hatcliffe Extension this morning.  It is like a bomb site!
People are sitting beside their worldly belongings, some still trying to
take down their shacks before the police get to them - everyone is looking
dazed.  The ZRP officer commanding told me proudly there are 3000 police in
there, so no wonder the people don't fight back!  Those without a place to
go in Harare will be shipped out to a farm beyond Tafara (Caledon?) but
noone can take their cabin panels, bricks etc - and the police don't know if
there is any accommodation at the farm - I doubt it!!  Disaster - and this
is a proper site and service scheme, and people had paid 300 000 per stand
last year for their lease documents, they were legally there!!
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From: Trudy Stevenson
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 2:40 AM
Subject: Please help - no humanitarian assistance available!

I have spent the afternoon trying to get some humanitarian assistance for
the Hatcliffe Extension residents who are now without shelter for the second
night and will soon be without food, when they move away from their small
kitchen gardens, chickens etc.  I am shocked to report that so far, I have
not been able to identify a single NGO or other organisation prepared to
help, apart from one church - Thank you God for your churches!

International Red Cross reports they only deal with war situations.
Zimbabwe Red Cross person in charge of humanitarian assitance forgot
cellphone this morning.  Zimrights says this is a nation-wide problem, too
big for them... and so on.

Please, friends - we need help for about 500 families. We need plastic for
shelter and some emergency foodpacks, delivered either directly to residents
at Hatcliffe Extension New Stands (opposite SIRDC) or to Northside Community
Church - attention Destitute Care - or to my home at 4 Ashbrittle Crescent,
Emerald Hill.  We doubtless also need blankets and jerseys, since it is much
colder if you do not have proper shelter.

Thank you for any help you can give.

Trudy Stevenson
Member of Parliament for Harare North Constituency
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Mail and Guardian

      Killing Zimbabwe's golden goose

      Anne Wayne

      27 May 2005 09:00

            Trucks, socks and even soft drink cans are being pressed into
service by Zimbabwean gold smugglers desperate to avoid trading their
treasure for worthless currency at rock-bottom rates.

            One man's favourite method involves putting his gold dust into
an opened Coke can. When he arrives at Beit Bridge, he puts the can to one
side and allows customs officers to search his car and pockets. A pair of
brothers hides paper-wrapped packets in their shoes. In the mountains of
Chimanimani, locals claim that the convoys of pickup trucks speeding down an
otherwise deserted road carry sacks of sand and gold in their trailers.

            "See those?" gestures a man towards the vehicles, some of which
bear government registrations. "They are going down to the diggings by the
river. They will be back this way in a couple of hours and heading for the
border with Mozambique."

            Local people are surprisingly open about the illegal activities
taking place in their midst. The small-scale smugglers may escape official
notice but, for any serious operators, Zimbabwean officials insist on a cut.

            On the plush lawns of the polo club bar in Bulawayo, government
involvement in gold smuggling is an open secret. "I reckon about 80% of gold
that is being mined here is being smuggled out of the country," said one
mine owner who did not want to be named. "And everyone knows [Zanu-PF] is at
the bottom of most of it."

            Other miners dispute the percentage of gold smuggled out of the
country but figures from London-based metals and minerals consultants GFMS
show wide fluctuations in the amount of gold mined. From a high of nearly 30
tons in 1999, official production fell to about 12,6 tons in 2003. The next
year it was up to 21,3 tons.

            "The swing occurs when the official buying price doesn't match
what the gold is actually worth," explained Bruce Alway, a senior metals
analyst at GFMS.

            "A lot of gold is undeclared by producing mines and ends up
leaving the country through the back door."

            Anecdotal evidence suggests that the number of small and
medium-scale mines is booming as other sources of employment shrink. Terry
Alberry, who owns a business in Bulawayo that supplies mining equipment,
says that his customers have increased tenfold in the past seven years.

            However, many mine owners fear that the newly re-elected Zanu-PF
government is planning a blitz on the mining industry similar to the land
redistribution programme that destroyed the agricultural sector five years
ago. The ensuing violence also drove away the lucrative tourist trade. Five
years later, a quarter of the population has fled the country and there are
riots in the streets when hungry citizens spot a rare bag of sugar on
supermarket shelves.

            One white farmer turned miner complained, "Today the ruling
party commandeered my tractor, driver and fuel. We do not dare object to it.
They want to process ore for free. Now they're coming to us and saying we
must sign over 51% of our mine to previously disadvantaged citizens."

            The former cattle farmer, his face still scarred from the
beatings he received, went into mining in 2003, after he was shot and
threatened with decapitation. Now, like many other former farmers who have
invested in the mining sector, he is watching his business, which employs
100 men, crumbling before his eyes.

            "The government forces us to sell all the gold to the Reserve
Bank. The parallel [black market rates] are about 15 000 to 1, but we are
being forced to sell at 5  000 to 1," he said.

            Despite losing one business, and the threat of losing a second,
this miner is one of the lucky ones.

            "Before the economy crashed I worked in a shop," said
42-year-old John Salburi. "We dig on the road because it is already clear of
bush. I am just trying to pay some school fees." Some weeks he does not even
make enough to feed his wife and two children. Now he sleeps outside near
his diggings under a plastic sheet spread between some trees and returns to
the city with money for his wife when he can.

            Scattered among the tiny artisinal mines are large illegal
mining camps with powerful backers, usually rumoured to be high in the
echelons of Zanu-PF. One such site in Chimanimani, in the east of the
country, has piles of neatly stacked shovels and wheelbarrows, prefabricated
buildings and heavy earthmoving equipment. Gouges several metres deep have
been dug into the road in both directions to discourage any unauthorised
vehicle traffic.

            The uncontrolled excavations are devastating the environment.
Less than a mile from a broken-down digger left to rust on the road, giant
trees lie scattered over muddy pits. The miners believe that gold collects
around the roots of the trees, and dig around the base until the tree
collapses. The deforestation and digging increase the flow of silt into
streams and rivers, blocking them, and unregulated businesses washing ore to
remove the gold are dumping cheap cyanide into the same water sources.

            With inflation in the triple digits, and four out of five people
without jobs, the devastation and corruption dogging the mining sector look
set to kill the golden goose.

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Source: Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)

Date: 27 May 2005

Zimbabwe says nearly three million are in need of food aid
Harare (dpa) - Zimbabwe's government has revised initial estimates of those
in need of food aid upwards to nearly three million, but says the figure
could be higher, a newspaper report said Friday.

The state-controlled Herald quoted Sydney Mhishi, a director in the ministry
of social welfare, as saying 2.8 million people had been identified as
needing food aid this year.

The government has set aside 100 billion Zimbabwe dollars (11 million U.S.
dollars) to buy food, Mhishi said.

``The number of people needing assistance is expected to rise from last
year's figures due to the fact that this year has been another abnormal one
in terms of rainfall,'' he said.

Mhishi said that the government did not have ``actual statistics'' for
people requiring food aid as teams were still gathering the information.

The Herald reported him as saying demand was increasing by the day. Aid
agencies say at least five million out of Zimbabwe's 11.6 million people
will require food aid this year.

James Morris, the head of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) is due in
Zimbabwe next week to assess the country's food aid requirements.

President Robert Mugabe's government, keen to stem criticism of its
controversial land reform programme that aid agencies say is partly to blame
for recurrent food shortages in the country, previously said just 1.5
million people needed food aid this year.

The government blames food shortages on crop failures caused by erratic
rainfall. dpa rt wjh sc
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The Zimbabwean

Anger flares in high density areas
HARARE - People whose taps run, whose dustman calls every day, whose air is
clean and fresh and whose lights and household gadgetry go on at the flick
of a switch can readily understand the despair boiling up to rage of
dwellers in crowded urban high density areas - who go for weeks without any
of these essentials of modern living.
In Tafara and Mabvuku, the poorest people have long endured a low standard
of living as a direct consequence of local government's incompetence,
corruption and neglect. But at least they could find fuel for their cookers,
water to wash their dishes, bathe themselves and keep their streets free of
refuse and the stink of human waste. That was in another time.

Now the outlook is bleak, and what was a daily struggle has become an
impossible nightmare. They have started to make spontaneous protests, to
throw stones and wield sticks and run amok. The resulting damage to property
has brought a fierce response by the forces of law and order.

It affects us all, no matter how careful we may have been to steer clear of
politics, or how 'nicodemously' we carried a party card of one side or the
other (or both) as a shield and protector. The proudest housewife, reveling
in the admiration or envy of her neighbors and the love and respect of her
family, has been reduced to the level of an inhabitant of a squatter camp.
Even refugees in Dafur and other African hellholes get occasional help with
water and elementary sanitation services brought to them by strangers.

As if this suffering was not enough, the people now face the terrible
consequences of their wholly understandable expression of anger and
frustration. They are entrapped by the Public Order And Security Act (POSA).
They probably didn't know just how draconian this law is, because it has
hitherto been applied mostly to people like civic minded NGOs or journalists
or cheeky lawyers.

When high-density dwellers finally overcame any fear of the all-pervasive
police and took whatever action they thought would bring their plight to the
attention of the authorities, they could not have known how utterly cynical
and cold the final response would be. A harsh reminder of the prospect for
those deemed to be leaders of the recent disturbances in the townships is
Section 17 of POSA, which has this to say about Public Violence:

(1) Any person who, acting in concert with one or more other persons,

(a) disturbs the peace, security or order of the public or any section of
the public; or

(b) invades the rights of other people;

intending such disturbance or invasion or realising that there is a risk or
possibility that such disturbance or invasion may occur, shall be guilty of
public violence and liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or
imprisonmentfor a period not exceeding 10 years or both.

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), a predominantly voluntary
group of public-spirited people, is the leading organization showing concern
for the plight of the people. It has made a call for:

The suspension of increased rates and charges,
an end to the imposed Makwavarara Commission,
the restoration of a democratically-elected Executive Mayor and Council, and
dialogue between residents and Municipal officials to seek a way forward.

CHRA has stated that it did not organize the demonstrations or participate
in any way but it recognizes and supports the inalienable right of citizens
to protest against injustice. "CHRA salutes those residents who have the
courage to stand up to this brutal and repressive regime. Their example
should encourage residents in other areas to take action to demand
acceptable service delivery."

There remains, of course, the inevitable political spin-off of all this
mayhem. There has been far too much interference in civic matters by the
ruling Zanu (PF) party and now that the majority of Harare's voters have
rejected that party, it would seem that they will be left to stew in their
own juice.

The added cruelty of the law is just another jab in the already bleeding
side of normally law-abiding people. History abounds with examples of whole
populations exploding with anger and bringing their tormentors to regret
their actions. CHRA's appeal may well prove to be the last bid for a
peaceful resolution of a highly inflammatory situation.
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The Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean exiles appeal to UN
LONDON - Exiles in Britain gathered outside the Zimbabwe Embassy on
Wednesday to call on the United Nations to intervene in Zimbabwe to prevent
Organised by the UK arm of the main opposition party, the Movement for
Democratic Change (MDC), the demonstration drew attention to the complicity
of Zimbabwe's neighbours in maintaining President Mugabe in power by their
endorsement of the rigged elections in March.

The organisers said they had chosen to demonstrate on Africa Day as this was
a day of great symbolic importance, marking the establishment of the
Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union) in 1963. Africa Day is
observed throughout the African continent.
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The Zimbabwean

ZLHR takes Bennett's case to AC

HARARE - Former Zimbabwean lawmaker Roy Bennett and the country's only
political prisoner is being held in such deplorable conditions in Zimbabwe's
notorious Chikurubi Prison that the once-burly commercial farmer is hardly
recognizable, according to reports from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
He has lost 26kgs in the past six months and is in extremely poor health
says ZLHR, which has taken Bennett's case up with the African Commission on
Human and People's Rights. A ruling is expected shortly.

The lawyers' contention before the commission is that Bennett has not been
tried and sentenced by a competent court of law - but was jailed by members
of Parliament sitting as a court dominated by his opponents from the ruling
Zanu (PF) party.

He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour after he pushed
the minister of Justice, Patrick Chinamasa, during an altercation in
Parliament in which Bennett's ancestors had been slandered as "thieves" by
the minister.

Other ruling party MPs who joined in the fray, and kicked Bennett, were not
apprehended or even rebuked by the Speaker who convened the court on Bennett
and issued certificates barring him from appealing to a competent court of

Recently, Bennett was moved from Mutoko Prison, 170 miles from Harare, to
the maximum security Chikurubi Prison on the outskirts of Harare - which is
generally reserved for hard-core criminals. No reason for the move was given
either to him, his family or his lawyers.

Mistreatment of Bennett catalogued by his lawyers includes being denied
blankets in mid-winter, poked in the eye by prison guards, generally being
physically and verbally abused, denied a change of clothes and clean water
to wash as well as proper food for several days on end. Inmates seen talking
to Bennett, or offering him their blankets, have been harassed by the

Meanwhile government agents have been digging all over his farm in search of
arms caches so that they can have a proper case to pin on him. This raises
the real apprehension that the Zimbabwe government is trying to find an
excuse to continue to harass Bennett as his prison term nears its end.

ZLHR says appeals to the Supreme Court concerning inhuman treatment of
political prisoners in the past have effectively fallen on deaf ears as the
court simply reserves judgment for years on end - during which time the
person concerned continues to suffer.
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The Zimbabwean

Unethical Hunting
CHINHOYI - Dendales, formerly Eden Hunt Safaris, is a 16 000 hectare game
farm, 40 km from Chihoyi on the Sanyati Road which is home to about 100
elephant and a large number of plains game of varying species. The owner,
Charles Ridley was evicted and the ranch was taken over by a relative of a
prominent Zanu (PF) cabinet minister.
According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, the new settler of
Dendales is now selling hunts on the property and hunters are invited to
shoot as much as they want. "No hunting quota has been issued and three
professional hunters have already been there and shot two elephants and a
substantial number of plains game. We have the names of these hunters on
record if anybody is interested. A simple phone call is all that is required
to hunt there," said the report.
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The Zimbabwean

Cost of dictatorship too high
JOHANNESBURG - "Why is this Tony Blair coming to our country to contest
elections? He is the one causing all this trouble." So effective had been
the anti-Blair campaign of the Zimbabwe government in the March 31st
election that poor MaMoyo believed that Tony Blair was in Zimbabwe
physically participating in the elections.
MaMoyo's mistaken belief was not based on ignorance or lack of intelligence
but was a result of five years of sustained propaganda from the state
coupled with the almost total denial of media voices to the rural populace
of Zimbabwe.

Analysts seeking to explain the staying power of the Mugabe regime agree
that Robert Mugabe's greatest success has been to divert attention from
internal repression by invoking anti-imperialist solidarity.

In a recent article published in the Review of African Political Economy,
Professors Brian Raftopoulos and Ian Phimister noted: "The land question in
particular has been located within a discourse of legitimate redress for
colonial injustice, language which has resonated on the African continent,
and within the Third World more generally."

Thus the government-owned Herald is able to dismiss international concern
about human rights, democracy, press freedom and the independence of the
judiciary as 'a smokescreen to maintain the colonial grip (of Britain) on

The consequence of this, argue Raftopoulos and Phimister, is that "when
opponents of Zanu (PF) have expressed their criticism of the regime through
the language of human rights and democracy, they have struggled to make
their voices heard above the clamour of anti-imperialism. Their protests
have either been grotesquely misrepresented or simply ignored."

Debates within the South African media are a case in point. The South
African president, cabinet ministers and ANC leaders - especially the ANC
Youth League - have buttressed Mugabe's ideological position by launching
stinging attacks on conservative white Western critiques of the Mugabe
regime and conspicuously downplaying or ignoring critical African voices.

A case in point is the response to the report on the situation in Zimbabwe
by the African Union's Commission of Human and People's Rights has been all
but ignored by the South African government.

Based on a fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe in the wake of the controversial
2002 presidential election in Zimbabwe, the AU Human Rights report was
compiled by distinguished and respected individuals, including Professor
Barney Pityana, a liberation movement veteran, former chairperson of the
South African Human Rights Commission and current Vice Chancellor of the
University of South Africa (UNISA). It is ludicrous to dismiss someone of
Pityana's stature as a "puppet of Western imperialism" so the AU report is
simply ignored.

Also ignored was the Zimbabwe government's exclusion of some of the most
experienced African electoral observers in the March 31 elections. Not one
government in the region protested against the exclusion of the Electoral
Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) and the SADC Parliamentary Forum.

If the democratic movement in Zimbabwe wants to make any headway in breaking
the Mugabe regime's ideological stranglehold within the region, it has to
highlight the appropriation of an anti-imperialist discourse to serve narrow
political interests.

It has to invoke African instruments such as the Constitutive Act of the
African Union and the African Charter for Human and People's Rights. It also
has to make a shift away from Zimbabwean exceptionalism and locate Zimbabwe
within African debates on elections, democracy and governance.

For example we should have had extensive Zimbabwean commentary on the recent
elections in Togo, the crisis in the Ivory Coast and the attempts to restore
peace in the DRC and rebuild the state in Somalia.

There is a lesson for Zimbabweans to learn from all these experience - the
cost of decades of dictatorship is high and recovery is sometimes well nigh
impossible. Let us try to resuscitate the patient before it is too late.
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The Zimbabwean

Activists for a day?

BY Ché
HARARE - There was an article the other day in the Herald about politically
motivated arrests of some 30 people in the DRC. Like many Zimbabweans, I
glossed over the article and moved on in search of "more interesting news."
I did not organize a picket of the DRC embassy, nor did I fire off a quick
letter to Amnesty International or the DRC ambassador. I didn't even mention
it to colleagues at work by the water cooler. Nope! It was just another bit
of boring statistical news in the paper.

This is precisely the problem Zimbabwe faces. We are just another news item
for the average South African, Tswana, Zambian and Namibian. The
Mozambicans, Angolans and Malawians do not even read the full article on
alleged retribution attacks by one political party against another's

They have enough survival problems of their own. How Zimbabweans can expect
Thabo Mbeki and heir apparent Dhlamini-Zuma to come to their rescue baffles
me. We seem to think our crisis warrants more attention than Darfur,
Palestine and Iraq put together! My, we are a spoilt lot!

Spoilt because our middle class has too much to lose and so will not go into
the streets in a mass peaceful protest. Spoilt because we do not have a
culture of activism at all. We do not know the meaning of justice, equality,
the right to stand up for our vote and reclaim it. We do not even have the
time to express our public outrage when a general hand sexually abuses 14
children in a primary school.

We are activists for the day and only when the issue is our wages! The 1997
food riots had more to do with our stomachs than our outrage at political
injustice. We understand injustice but cannot stand up for justice. Others
fought the war for us and unfortunately those who fought for us are on the
side of the oppressor - so we have no one left to fight our battles.

We love press conferences and symposiums in ornate hotel conference rooms -
but we do not act on our word. The more conferences with the same audience
of students looking for a piece of action, the better it is for our annual
donor report. That done, we take off to another conference in London,
Brixton, Geneva and Johannesburg.

The first question we ask is what the per diem amounts to. The next is where
the nearest shopping mall is before turning to matters at home. We then
rattle off a few statistics about the situation back home, call for Mbeki to
do something about it and then head for the mall before it closes for the

Yet we never walk the talk. We never announce a day of mass protest because
we are unsure of our leadership capacity and because we do not want to "lose
lives". A night of prayer is the best we can muster! Are we cowards?

Do we lack the necessary belief in our own freedom to the extent that we
expect Mbeki and Dhlamini-Zuma to deliver it on our behalf? Have we danced
the kwasa kwasa tune to such an extent that our spines have become too
supple to stand up straight?

What did Zambians do when Chiluba went for a third term? Call Mbeki? What
did ordinary South Africans do when Mbeki ignored AIDS? Call Obasanjo?
Indeed what did the people of Madagascar do when their vote was stolen? Call

Fellow Zimbabweans, we are the laughing stock of every opposition party and
oppressed people in the world. For the amount of publicity we received over
a minor problem compared to Sudan, Sierra Leone, Côte D'Ivoire and the DRC,
we have surely messed up and spurned the opportunity to take our destiny
into our own hands once and for all.

All we can do now is wait for someone to die in office. Shame. And woe to us
all if the next guy or woman is worse. Perhaps then we can switch tactics
and pray for the second coming to be brought forward?

Who will stand? Who believes strongly enough in the principles of justice
and equality to stand and lead in the opposition, in civic society and who
believes strongly enough in the same things to stand and follow those who
will lead?
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The Zimbabwean

Impassioned plea from Gono
Dear Family and Friends,

This week the Reserve Bank Governor devalued our dollar by a paltry third of
its value, adjusted the projected inflation figures upwards and told us
exactly how bad things have got in the country. For two and half hours the
Reserve Bank governor's presentation was broadcast live on national

The following day a question and answer breakfast meeting was also broadcast
live. Gideon Gono described utter chaos while his audience of ministers,
bankers and businessmen laughed in the right places, sipped their fruit
juice or pure bottled water and feasted on a huge breakfast.

The Governor spoke about resettled farms, where people who are supposed to
be farmers are cutting down productive orchards to sell the firewood,
selling timber plantations to foreigners for US dollars and chopping out
mature coffee plantations in order to plant a few maize pips.

He spoke of farmers stripping assets, destroying infrastructure and making
immovable property moveable in order to sell it. He said that farmers were
selling anything and everything that is left on the farms they were given.
He spoke of massive environmental degradation and a rape of the land so
widespread that there would soon be nothing left for Zimbabwean children to

Gono talked about people leaving the country by air, with suitcases
literally bulging with US dollars. He said others were crossing the border
by road with foreign currency stuffed into false fuel tanks under their cars
and of unauthorized private aircraft coming in to collect smuggled gold.

Almost every sentence contained words like corruption, indiscipline,
hoarding and abuse. He spoke about greed that knows no bounds. But I fear
his words and impassioned pleas to save the environment and natural
resources will fall on deaf ears because, frankly, no one gives a damn any

Many of us have been crying out about environmental destruction for the last
five years but we have been silenced, called colonialists, racists,
imperialists and sell-outs. The facts, however, are there for all to see -
Zimbabwe's natural resources are being looted, the environment is being
destroyed and the pace quickens every day.

The people who have the power to stop it - ministers, politicians and
government officials - continue to do absolutely nothing. They do nothing
about stream-bank cultivation, ploughing, planting and well-digging on
delicate wetlands. They do nothing about fish netting, bird snaring and
animal hunting and poaching. They do nothing about widespread felling of
decades-old indigenous trees.

We can only assume that the silence and inaction of our authorities means
that they do not want or expect their children to spend their lives in
Zimbabwe. If they did, surely, they would do something. Until next week,
Ndini shamwari yenyu.
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The Zimbabwean

Farms for free
EDITOR - I read with interest that the Zimbabwe government is considering
offering farms free of charge to Chinese would-be farmers in the hope that
they can restore productivity after learning the techniques. This comes
after the failure of Libya to do so.
Why on earth don't they give them 'back' to the owners who already know how
to farm more efficiently than anyone else and save themselves any claims for

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The Zimbabwean

There is simply no food
EDITOR - Traveling back from Beatrice to Harare last night, I stopped on the
road to phone my children to warn them I would be late home. While I was
busy an elderly gentleman was walking past and stopped to ask if I was all
right or needed help. His eyes were sunken and his cheekbones protruding
from his face. He had no fat or flesh cover and looked much older than he
really was.
We started chatting. He was an ex-farm worker living with relatives down the
road as he had no job and no food. He was concerned that there was nothing
for him or his family to eat for the future and no prospect of getting any
job. Once I was through with my call he cheerfully waved me off and
continued with his walk.

There is no food out in the rural areas. My family in Matabeleland South eat
only after 9pm so that they are not observed . They brew mahewu to drink
surreptitiously during the day and when we sent maize to them last week,
they quickly buried it underground in a hut so that they could not be seen
with food.

We continue to be told that no one will starve but the only people who are
able to get food are the well connected.

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The Zimbabwean

The facts about Kariba
EDITOR - I refer to your article "Kariba Dam Wall" published in The
Zimbabwean issue of May 6th 2005. The sentence "The word on the street is
that due to the government's lack of interest and/money, no maintenance work
has been done on it for something like three years" is quite misleading. The
implication is that "the government, presumably referring to the Zimbabwean
government, has not been maintaining the dam wall.
The facts are:

1. The Kariba dam wall is jointly owned by the governments of Zambia and

2. The maintenance of the wall and monitoring of hydrology and water quality
and water abstraction from the lake are a responsibility of the Zambezi
River Authority (ZRA).

3. ZRA is an intergovernmental organisation formed by treaty between
Zimbabwe and Zambia.

4. ZRA answers to an Inter-ministerial Council composed of relevant
Ministers from both countries.

5.The generation of electricity from Lake Kariba was devolved to the energy
supply authorities of the respective countries, Zambia Electricity Supply
Commission (ZESCO) in Zambia and Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority
(ZESA) in Zimbabwe. The maintenance of the power stations on the north and
south banks units are the responsibility of the respective generating

There is thus no single government responsible for the maintenance of the
dam wall. So if you need information on the condition and maintenance status
of the Kariba Dam wall I suggest you contact ZRA. They have a website.

Prof. C.H.D. Magadza, Harare
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The Zimbabwean

All disowned commercial farmers
EDITOR - The Compensation Coalition is a grouping of a number of
organizations that currently represent in one form or another in excess of
3000 of the Zimbabwean Farmers who have been dispossessed of their Farms,
their Homes and their Livelihood, that has taken place since the year 2000
to the current date, under the guise of the Land Reform programme.
The Compensation Coalition believes that for the benefit of Zimbabwe as an
Independent Sovereign State, and to enable Zimbabwe to be recognized and
appreciated throughout the world it is fundamentally important that the
issue of compensation for the losses incurred by those dispossessed, needs
to be justly and fairly resolved.

It is easy to understand that if those who have been dispossessed in such a
manner, are not accorded the correct compensation, how can any would be
investor into Zimbabwe be assured they would not suffer the same
dispossession of their investments in the future, bearing in mind even
Zimbabwean citizens in many cases as farmers for a number of generations
have not as yet been fairly compensated.

Farmers who themselves were encouraged by our government, and who responded
accordingly - to increase production, improve farming methods, implement
better housing schemes, build schooling facilities, construct dams, canals
and storage works to enhance irrigation, upgrade the genetics of the
livestock and poultry industries, open up the horticultural industry; build
our nation's tobacco output to be the world's second largest exporter of
quality Virginia tobacco, provide sufficient cereals to ensure not only
enough to feed the nation but allow for a surplus. Farmers who produced
yields and results as good as, and in many cases better than, their fellow
farmers around the globe, have had their enterprises acquired, homes lost,
and livelihood removed.

It is the prerogative of any government to do what it believes to be in the
best interest of the nation, and in a method that it believes will yield the
best results. The future and its people will record whether or not any given
decision will be judged as successful or otherwise. It really is also
incumbent on that same government to ensure that fairness is achieved to all
its people while undertaking what it believes to be to the benefit of the

The Compensation Coalition states the following:

1/. Those offered compensation currently are being given a verbal quote as
to the values of such compensation. This is not the procedure as required
under the act. Nor is any indication provided as to how the values have been
arrived at.

2/. Payment in Zimbabwe dollars, under the current hyper-inflation is an
amount with no known real value. For example a house in Harare selling for
3-4 million dollars just 5 years ago can be selling now for in excess of 2
Billion dollars.

3/. Payment in Zimbabwe Dollars over a number of years, as is being proposed
verbally to some, will render that value the same fate as has happened to
peoples Life insurance policies, savings, pensions etc. The cost of a stamp
now in some cases has exceeded the value of some Life insurance policies
taken out in good faith by pensioners when they were young working
individuals, taking out insurance which they believed would assist their old
age benefits.

4/. Title is recognized world wide, and is accepted as ownership in places
like Mozambique, even some 35 years later. The same applies to many places
that were once part of the communist block in Eastern Europe, in excess of
50 years ago. If you opt to take compensation and relinquish your title
deeds, you lose any further claims to that property.

5/. Compensation consists of many parts. Firstly compensation for the fixed
assets that were on the property at the time the owner was dispossessed.
Secondly the land itself (which the Zimbabwe Government states it will not
compensate for). Thirdly there is the loss of income that the business
provided to the owner and fourthly there is what is known as disturbance
compensation or consequential loss.

6/. Compensation offered so far to individual farmers appears to only
consider fixed assets, and at a value of only about 10 to 15 % of the value
derived at by the members of the Valuators Consortium who are all registered
Real Estate Valuators in Zimbabwe.

7/. Values for the other forms of compensation mentioned in 5/. above vary
from individual to individual, and are not as easy to quantify and need to
be negotiated by individuals, considering each individual case.

8/. While there is a divergence of views between our government in Zimbabwe
and many in the international community (Britain in particular) as to who
should pay the compensation and for the land, it is a sad fact that the
dispossessed farmers are suffering as a result of this dispute over which
they have no control. If our government does not have the funds to pay the
correct compensation, the payment of the wrong compensation will only serve
to increase the concern that new would be investors in Zimbabwe would have
regarding the security of any projects they may wish to enter into.

9/. Every farmer who has had his property acquired is in a different
situation. Some no longer reside in Zimbabwe, some still wish to return to
farming, as that is the profession in which they are trained, some are now
old and have no wish to return. Some are near destitute having lost all
their savings and their home, some have been successful in relocating to
neighbouring countries, and some have made new businesses away from
agriculture. Therefore the issue of compensation, its amount, and the method
of payment impacts differently on each and every individual dependant on
their own particular situation. Some have indeed been stretched so far they
have in reality lost the ability to negotiate and are prepared to take
whatever crumbs are offered.

10/. Think carefully and deeply in all issues regarding compensation,
especially if you believe it not to be fair. Seek advice from the Valuators
consortium, your farming representative body, or any other organization or
establishment that represents you.

Member organizations of the Compensation Coalition
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The Zimbabwean

Ghastly and inhuman behaviour

Continuing the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe report
on violence and human rights violations in Matabeleland in the 1980s. This
report makes chilling reading. Please be warned that those of a nervous
disposition might find it distressing.
In December 1983 in the Mgulatshani area, eight named men and women and many
others were detained by a ZNA unit (not 5 Brigade). Some were demobbed
ZIPRAs and they were tortured by the CIO and given electric shocks to the
testicles at Kezi Air Strip. One of those detained in 1983 was detained
again in May 1984 at Bhalagwe.

Along with other ex-ZIPRA members, he was held for four months and tortured
regularly. Many of the ZIPRA members simply disappeared during this time
while others were threatened with ending up 'down mine shafts'.

In January 1984 Zanu (PF) officials addressed a rally at Mbembeswana in
central Matobo. People were forced to attend and were trucked in from all
over the region, including St Joseph's.

On the way home from this rally an army puma crashed, killing six school
children from St Joseph's Mission and injuring 104 others, some very
seriously. The CCJPZ report comments that The Chronicle reports the
incident, but gets the location of the accident wrong.

In February 1984 villagers in the area were rounded up to the 5 Brigade camp
near St Joseph's and then to Bhalagwe. (Tshipisane village was mentioned,
among other unnamed villages). Victims, both men and women, refer to being
beaten with 'logs' and thorn branches and being tortured into making false

There is also reference to women having sharp sticks pushed into their
vaginas. A man found herding donkeys west of the mission was beaten by 5
Brigade for 'curfew breaking' and taken to Bhalagwe where he was tortured
and detained for three months.

Also in February 1984 an elderly woman who ran a grinding mill was severely
beaten by 5 Brigade at Bidi Store - for breaking the curfew and the food
embargo. The next day her female co-workers were also beaten and forced to
open the store so that members of 5 Brigade could drink there.
Two villagers (a Zapu branch secretary and one other) were severely beaten
by 5 Brigade in the bush, and were hospitalised for 3 months. A woman, her
brother and two others were removed from their homes to Bhalagwe, and

The woman also had sharp objects forced into her vagina, along with further
beatings. An old man and another man reported being severely beaten for
'parenting dissidents' and were taken to Bhalagwe for several months.

In the Mzola Dam area a group of at least 8 elderly men were severely beaten
by 5 Brigade for eating at eleven in the morning. They were forced to do
strenuous exercise while being beaten throughout the day.

One was then released, while the others were kept overnight, transferred to
Guardian Angel and then Mabisi Dip. Torture continued and several of the men
collapsed completely and one was finally beaten to death.

In April 1984 a man found driving a car at Bidi Shopping Centre was accused
of being a senior Zapu official and was beaten. His wife and child were
beaten and his car was shot full of holes.

He was then detained at Bhalagwe for three months and was tortured by the
CIO. In November of the same year in Mtsuli village nine members of 5
Brigade severely beat a man in front of others and kicked him in the
diaphragm until he vomited blood.

On February 11, 1985 a man from Bidi was among many abducted throughout
Matabeleland in nightly raids by CIO. By November 1985, he had not been
located. Two other named men went missing in this area in February 1985.

In May 1987 dissidents accused people in Mtsuli village of being sell-outs.
They severely beat two men. The incident was reported to ZRP and the two
dissidents were later shot.

Next week - an overall look at the human rights violations in all the areas
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The Zimbabwean

Witness account of Police brutality
HARARE - Exactly 15 days after Zimbabwe joined the rest of the globe in
Commemorating the United Nations World Press Freedom Day on May 3, and less
than two months after the nation celebrated 25 years of "independence and
democracy," the Harare administration saw it fit to torture me for
practicing my profession.
My crime: filming police details while they raided flea market vendors in
Harare's central business district. But in its lead story, the Herald
newspaper carried a big picture of vendors who had been rounded up by the
police. Some police details are in the picture. I am told that State
television covered the raids as well on the day I was arrested. How partisan
could the police be?

If the cops knew they were doing the correct thing by beating citizens who
were trying to live an honest life by vending, why would they assault me and
hundreds of the vendors? If they were right, why would they be afraid of
being filmed? Now we are told
the blitz is expanding countrywide.

But let me go back to the illegal raids. They were made around 1700 hours
when the nation was closing for the day's business. The timing speaks
volumes. After vendors had spent the whole day selling their goods to
public, the police saw it fit to confiscate their property so that they
would be made to pay admission of guilty fines at Harare Central

When I was in custody, I could hear some police details claiming that three
quarters of the raided goods went missing. It would not surprise me to hear
that police had taken the property for their own personal use.

My arrest while on duty - in possession of a government license (press
accreditation card) as required by the Access to Information and Protection
of Privacy Act (AIPPA) -was not warranted.

Police details used their baton sticks, clenched fists and guns to assault
me. I thought that was the end of me. I turned to God for the first time in
my life. But my prayers did not stop the police officers - from the Juliet
Troop of Chikurubi Support Unit - hitting me with the butts of their guns.

I could hear one of them shout: "We want to do more than what we did to your
friends Ray Choto and Mark Chavhunduka. And to make matters worse, you are a
freelance journalist. Sellout. I thought you were from the Herald!"

The beatings only stopped after about 25 minutes (while handcuffed) when
members of the public were screaming "leave the boy; he will die now if you
continue beating him". I was no longer feeling the pain. I was thinking of
death at the hands of the police.

Frank's detailed account of his ordeal will be continued next week.

* "It's outrageous that Zimbabwean authorities would lock up someone who was
simply filming the activities of police in a public place," said Ann Cooper,
executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. "We demand the
immediate and unconditional release of Frank Chikowore and an end to this
kind of abuse."
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The Zimbabwean

Water unfit for humans

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has reported that the Harare
drinking water which comes from Lake Chivero is not fit for human
consumption because raw sewerage is being pumped into the lake.
"Since the onset of the land reform programme, the people who previously
worked on farms in the rural areas have moved into the main centres in
search of employment and the sewerage system can no longer efficiently cope
with the waste of the increased population.

"The raw sewerage now goes directly into Lake Chivero. This has been the
case for the past few years but the problem is now critical reports of
people being hospitalized for stomach ailments are becoming more and more
frequent. There is a terrible stench of human excrement emanating from the
water," said spokesman Johnny Rodrigues.

"I contacted the Harare branch of the World Health Organization who passed
me from one person to another. In the end, I was told that they couldn't do
anything about it and I should contact the Government Water Resources Task
Force but I couldn't get through to them. I then tried the Municipality who
were not interested. In desperation, I contacted the media and took a team
of journalists and photographers out to the lake. The story and photos were
published last week in one of our local newspapers.

"We would like to urge Harare residents to boil all their drinking water
because there doesn't seem to be any solution to this problem at the
 moment," he said.

Meanwhile the task force has reported that its report about poaching in Lake
Chivero has been acted upon by National Parks. "They did a raid and 15
poachers were arrested and were fined Z$2.5 million each. A large quantity
of nets and several boats which had been utilized in their poaching
operations were recovered," said Rodrigues
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State Warns Errant Service Stations

The Herald (Harare)

May 27, 2005
Posted to the web May 27, 2005


Government will descend on errant service stations, which are deliberately
diverting fuel from the formal market to the black market where it is sold
at exorbitant prices.

The Permanent Secretary for Energy and Power Development, Mr Justice
Mupamhanga, said yesterday Government would take action against all parallel
market dealers.

"All defaulters will be brought to book. It's something we have been doing
and we have never stopped. But at this time we have intensified the
programme so that the situation is put under control," said Mr Mupamhanga.

Fuel has continued to be in short supply during the last two months but the
commodity is readily available on the parallel market at exorbitant prices.

For instance, petrol is being sold at prices ranging between $30 000 and $60
000 per litre.

"We are working with the police," said sources who could not be named.
"Although at this stage the campaign has started in Harare where police are
also working to flush out illegal dealings, the programme (to rid the fuel
sector of unscrupulous dealers) will also be implemented countrywide and it
is expected to be completed in a month's time."

It was discovered that no informal traders have been accessing fuel from the
National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (Noczim) depots, but instead, were getting
supplies from the service stations that would have bought the commodity from
the parastatal.

The fuel station operators are said to be working in cahoots with illegal
fuel dealers.

At some service stations, half of the fuel supplied would be sold at the
official price while the rest found its way on to the black market.

Some individual fuel importers have also been cited as the major culprits.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on Tuesday announced that it had released
US$18,5 million to Noczim for importing fuel with the first tranche expected
tomorrow, a development which is likely to see improvements in the fuel

"It should be understood that the clampdown on the errant service station
operators is meant to kill the black market. People should not expect to see
an improvement in the fuel supplies after the campaign but we are saying no
to black market," said one source.

It was indicated that all fuel loopholes, which have contributed to the
shortages of the commodity and black market, would be dealt with to ensure
that sanity prevails.

Zimbabwe has not been receiving constant supplies of fuel due to shortage of
foreign currency.
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Trial of Daily News Scribe Set for August

The Herald (Harare)

May 27, 2005
Posted to the web May 27, 2005


THE trial of the now defunct Daily News reporter, Kelvin Hamunyare
Jakachira, who is facing allegations of contravening the Access to
Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), has been set for August 4
this year.

Jakachira (31) of number 10 Marlborough Court in Mutare yesterday appeared
before Harare magistrate Ms Marehwanazvo Gofa who announced the trial date.

Allegations against Jakachira are that he practiced as an unaccredited
journalist between January 1, 2003 and September 13 the same year.

The State alleges that on June 15 2002, the Government published a Statutory
Instrument to the effect that all journalists working in the country should
be registered and accredited by the Media and Information Commi-ssion as
envisaged in AIPPA.

The Statutory Instrument had a grace period of up to December 31, 2002.

In October the same year, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists organised a
conference to map out the procedure and requirements for accreditation.

On January 1 2003, Jakachira was not yet registered with the MIC as required
by the law but he continued to practice as a journalist in the country.

Jakachira, the State alleges, only stopped practising without accreditation
on September 13 after the Supreme Court ruled that the Daily News was an
illegal publisher.

The State argues that Jakachira's actions were in contravention of section
83 (1) of AIPPA.

Mr Innocent Muchini appeared for the State.
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Fuel Trickles Into Service Stations

The Herald (Harare)

May 26, 2005
Posted to the web May 27, 2005


SEVERAL filling stations took delivery of petrol and diesel yesterday
following efforts by Government and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to
alleviate the fuel crisis.

As queues formed at the few service stations which received supplies
yesterday, tankers could be seen queuing at the National Oil Company of
Zimbabwe (Noczim)'s Msasa depot.

Security guards manning the depot's entrance confirmed that the tankers had
been moving fuel since morning.

Long, winding queues stretching for at least 600 metres could be seen on
roads leading to several filling stations such as Engen along Fourth Street
and Total along Samora Machel Avenue in the city centre, where motorists
were sitting in their vehicles as they awaited their turn to fill up.

At Ford Service Station along Chiremba Road in Chadcombe police and soldiers
had to be summoned to control the queue after some motorists threatened to
burn down the filling station alleging favouritism in the selling of the

Even with the police presence, the motorists were threatening to beat up
anyone who dared to jump the queue.

At one filling station Mr Roy Nyashanu, waiting in the queue, accused the
owner of tricking them into believing that the fuel supplies had run out.

"He told us that the fuel had dried up. But when told him that we were going
to contact The Herald to expose his black market dealings, he promptly
ordered the attendants to pump the fuel into the vehicles in the queue.

"At times when you come here, you are told there is no fuel only - to your
total surprise - to see the same garage selling fuel to apparently favoured
motorists during late hours at night," he said. The owner of the filling
station refused to comment on the allegations.

A service station at Warren Park shopping centre also took delivery of fuel.
However, motorists had to fork out $200 000 for five litres of petrol
instead of the regulated pump price of $18 000.

In areas such as Tynwald, Belvedere and Dzivaresekwa, motorists had formed
long queues at filling stations in anticipation of fuel deliveries.

The fuel crisis, which had hit hard public transport operations in Harare,
subsequently spread to other parts of the country.

As a result, hundreds of commuters in Harare and other affected areas had to
walk long distances to and from work because of transport shortage resulting
from the fuel crisis.

The positive effects of the resumption of deliveries had not yet filtered
down as the transport situation remained tight yesterday despite it being a

Many people in the high-density suburbs who intended to get into town in the
morning were stranded while those wishing to return home from the city had
to wait for long hours for transport.

Some commuters from suburbs close to the city like Hillside, Arcadia and
Braeside could be seen walking to town along Robert Mugabe and Seke roads.

Ruwa commuters' difficulties were further compounded by the fact that both
road and rail transport services were erratic.

By yesterday morning, there was only a single Zupco bus transporting people
to the city from the satellite town.

Mr Emmanuel Manyau, a University of Zimbabwe student, who commutes to and
from the campus on a daily basis, lamented over the problem.

"Transport blues are affecting our studies as we are getting to college late
for the end of semester examinations," he said.

Since Monday this week, many people were increasingly making use of commuter
trains although their availability was reportedly erratic.

Efforts to contact the spokesperson at the National Railways of Zimbabwe
were fruitless as the Harare officials refused to comment referring the
Press to their headquarters at the Bulawayo office, which could not be

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on Tuesday announced that it had released
US$18,5 million to Noczim for the procurement of fuel with the first tranche
made available on Friday.

However, there is normally a time delay between payment and delivery of fuel
as requisite arrangements have to made and it takes time for the fuel pumped
from the port city of Beira in neighbouring Mozambique to reach Zimbabwe and
be distributed.

Secretary for Energy and Power Development Mr Justin Mupamhanga told The
Herald that he was confident that the situation would improve soon.

"We are working hand in glove with the RBZ. It's not just about the money,
but also the logistics in the supply chain. The process is a bit long, but
efforts are being made to plug all the gaps," he said.

Mr Mupamhanga also stressed that the current fuel shortages needed to be
viewed in a broader light, pointing out that "you cannot isolate fuel
procurement from the challenges the economy is facing".
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