ED aide fined for farm invasion

Source: ED aide fined for farm invasion – NewsDay Zimbabwe

By Miriam Mangwaya

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s security aide Alfred Chagonda was yesterday ordered to pay $2 000 for settling at a farm in Chivhu without lawful authority.

Chagonda, who was in a land wrangle with Bernard Makokove, former Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairperson, was fined by magistrate Mitchell Panavanhu after he pleaded guilty.

He was ordered to vacate the farm by December 10, 2020.

Chagonda will spend five months in prison if he fails to pay the fine before October 9, 2020.

Prosecutor Kumbirai Charamba told the court that sometime in 2018, Chagonda invaded Rushfontain Farm where he embarked on cattle farming without authority from the Lands

Makokove informed the police and Chagonda was arrested.

Last week, a civil court dismissed Makokove’s application to evict Chagonda before tables turned at the Chivhu Magistrates’ Courts yesterday.


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    Ndonga 2 years ago

    Land owner Bernard Makokove informed the police and land thief Alfred Chagonda was arrested…?
    I always knew that the ZRP always looked on well away from the touchline while claiming that they did not get involved in land disputes.
    But perhaps they do if one of the persons involved has much better ZANU PF connections than the other guy.
    And we still think that we can still become a successful nation.
    Not while ZANU PF is in power.
    And it also appears to me that Alfred Chagonda is being sent a little message that his days as ED’s security aide are numbered.

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      Fallenz 2 years ago

      Either that, or the Chivhu magistrate, Panavanhu, is in real trouble..!  

      Actually, kinda curious how Makokove came into possession of the land.  Could this be a case of thief vs thief, perhaps?