via 50 arrested in stands saga – NewsDay October 7, 2015
AT least 50 people, most of them Zanu PF supporters, were arrested at Agriculture deputy minister Paddy Zhanda’s Caledonia Farm just outside Harare yesterday as police moved in to effect an eviction order issued by the High Court a few weeks ago.
BY MOSES MATENGA
National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba told the State media that the suspects were taken to Mabvuku Police Station.
The suspects’ lawyer, Sylvester Hashiti, said he would file a court application against the police action.
“We are preparing to file a court challenge questioning the constitutionality of the police actions and the order that allowed them to evict people,” he said.
Harare East MP Terence Mukupe (Zanu PF) was said to be on the ground and dealing with the issue, but was not answering calls last night.
Zhanda and his business partner Rina Leonie Du Toit recently obtained an interim eviction order pending finalisation of the land dispute.
The affected residents claimed they had genuine offer letters for the same property.