Mugabes own Arnold Farm

Source: Mugabes own Arnold Farm – DailyNews Live

Tendai Kamhungira      21 April 2017

HARARE – A court case in which a Mazowe couple is accused of criminal
trespass and assaulting a cop has confirmed that President Robert Mugabe
and his family have interests in Arnold Farm, and are behind the
villagers’ eviction from the property.

For over a year, speculation has been rife that the Mugabes were behind
the torment the villagers have been subjected to, but the case against
Tapiwa Dhaisi, 39, and Sinikiwe Mazivei, 32, has eventually confirmed it.

According to court papers, the complainant in the first count of criminal
trespass is James Teta, who resides at Zimbabwe Republic Police, Chikurubi

“On the 7th day of April 2017, the accused persons unlawfully refused a
lawful excuse to leave the land when called upon to do so by a lawful
occupier at Arnold Farm, which is owned by the first family,” reads part
of the court papers.

The State claims that the two acted unlawfully.

It is alleged that the criminal trespass emanate from an order that was
given by the police officers for the pair to leave their homestead at
Arnold Farm.

When Teta and his workmate only identified as constable Tongovona arrived
at Dhaisi and Mazivei’s home, they found the two in the company of their

The court heard that Dhaisi later attacked the police officers using
stones, in facts forming the second count.

“One of the stone hit assistant inspector Teta on the forehead and the
other one on the back. Sinikiwe Mazivei joined his husband Tapiwa Dhaisi
to resist by throwing stones to assistant inspector Teta and constable
Tongovona,” the court heard.

The two, who appeared before a Bindura magistrate yesterday, are
represented by Moses Donsa Nkomo from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human
Rights (ZLHR).

The residents in the area have since won a High Court order barring the
police from evicting them, after detailing how they have been ruthlessly

The residents claimed the police forced them into their trucks and dumped
them some 35-40 kilometres in the bush along the Mvurwi road.

“The villagers are just dumped in the open, without food, water or
shelter. Our crops and livestock is left at Arnold Farm, our children are
still at the schools they were attending since 2000 when we resettled at
the farm and now their education is being disrupted,” the villagers told
the court then.

According to the residents, they have been staying at the farm over the
past 17 years, before heavily armed police officers and officials from the
Lands ministry began demolishing their homes recently without a court

The villagers argued that the arbitrary eviction contravened their rights
provided for in the Constitution, which guarantees the right to privacy,
administrative justice and the right to property.


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    Chatham House 5 years ago

    Zimbabwe is so blessed to have such a wonderfully honest and public spirited Presidential family. The Mugabe’s are icons in agriculture, human service and sacrifice to the people of Zimbabwe. They set a wonderful example for Professor Scoones. We will indefinitely be deeply indebted to the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Lord Carrington, Henry Kissinger and most of all Malcolm Fraser from Australia for identifying such wonderful leadership talent in Zimbabwe. They went the extra mile and made sure that the people of Zimbabwe got this wonderful leadership. The outstanding agriculture, commerce and industry of the booming Zimbabwean economy are indeed their great legacy. The excellence in the Judiciary and the best Police force in the world are also thanks to them and the truly brilliant Lord Soames. Zimbabwe is an iconic state of excellence. We are so fortunate to have Mugabe, Scoones and Zanu.

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    Iginishasi chombo 5 years ago

    Mugabe iduzvi mhani

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    Doris 5 years ago

    Who owns Arnold Farm? Correction, who holds the Title Deeds to Arnold Farm?

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    Nigel 5 years ago

    My heart bleeds rocks for these people. They were happy to disrupt the lives and education of the white farmer. They were happy for him to leave his cattle and crops on his farm after being driven off ruthlessly. Now they are crying. Karma is a wonderful thing.

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    Mariyapera 5 years ago

    The Land is OURS!

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      Mark Longhurst 5 years ago

      the land is Gushungo ONLY and don’t you forget it povo !!

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    harper 5 years ago

    Zimbabwe will eventually become one Chinese Soya and tobacco farm and all the present population will have to find another country to take them in.