Beitbridge game farmer seeking new order to evict invaders

via Beitbridge game farmer seeking new order to evict invaders | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu  November 15, 2013 

A Beitbridge game farmer, whose property was invaded by ZANU PF people last month, is seeking a new High Court after the police produced an old provisional order which they say bars him from evicting the invaders.The police have previously refused to effect another High Court order to evict the invaders from Denlynian Farm forcing the owner, Ian Ferguson, to appeal to the Sheriff in Harare.

The Southern Eye newspaper Thursday quoted Ferguson saying in a letter to a friend that ‘the deputy sheriff with a police escort will be ejecting the invaders’ on the same day following his appeal. But on Friday Ferguson told SW Radio Africa that the eviction did not go ahead, after the police produced a provisional order obtained by war vets who invaded his property three years ago.

Ferguson blamed the police for deliberately enforcing the provisional order wrongly, as it only bars him from evicting people from ‘their villages’ and not from his property. According to Ferguson the police refused to accept his explanation, forcing him to return to the court. Ferguson told SW Radio Africa that next week he will ask the High Court to set aside the order produced by the police.

A month ago SW Radio Africa reported that a horde of ZANU PF supporters led by war vets who included Steven Mohadi (the younger brother of ZANU PF Minister Kembo Mohadi) had invaded the farm.

Since then there have been reports of theft, poaching and harassment of staff and clients by the invaders. Only a fortnight ago Ferguson told SW Radio Africa that the invaders had ‘virtually’ taken over. All along the police have been refusing to accompany the High Court sheriff to evict the invaders.



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    Old Man River 9 years ago

    This sort of thing – sparked off by Mr Cochrane’s initial and racist comment – is totally unacceptable. Moderators – what the hell do you think you are doing? That first comment by Cochrane (which does now appear to have been removed) should never have been allowed to go public on this or any site, and you should now block him immediately.

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    Chiwaridza 9 years ago

    The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
    and laying up supplies for the winter.
    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
    CCN, TV1, 2 & 3, M-Net and Carte Blanche
    show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with
    a table filled with food.
    The country is stunned by the sharp contrast.
    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
    ZANU PF YOUTH stage a demonstration in front of the ant’s house
    where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.
    Then Rev. Kunonga
    has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake.
    President Mugabe condemns the ant
    and blames Ian Smith and the white settlers for the grasshopper’s plight.
    Saviour Kasikawere exclaims in an interview with TV News that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper,
    and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
    Finally, the Government drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
    retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
    The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of
    black bugs (Indigenization) and,
    having nothing left to pay his retroactive
    taxes, his home is confiscated under the Government Fast Track Land Program and given to the grasshopper.
    The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper didn’t maintain it.
    The ant has disappeared to Australia,
    never to be seen again.
    The grasshopper is found dead in a drugs related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of unemployed ZANU spiders who terrorize and ramshackle the once prosperous and peaceful, neighbourhood.


    Be careful how you vote

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    Zanu vermin to be enjoyed by hungry serpents at the snakepit at our new chikurubi. Pasi mugabe