‘New farmers’ evicted, homes burnt in land row

via Pictures: ‘New farmers’ evicted, homes burnt in land row – NewsDay Zimbabwe October 20, 2014

SOME 11 families at Chigumira Farm, part of Eskbank in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central Province, have been living in the open since Friday after they were reportedly evicted and their makeshift homes allegedly burnt down by the messenger of court officials accompanied by the police.

The families were evicted to pave way to four unnamed individuals with government offer letters giving them ownership of the 40-hectare farm.

 

The families were among about 50 others who invaded the farm forcing a former white commercial farmer out of the property in 2000, but they had not received offer letters for the property.

 

When a NewsDay crew arrived at the scene, the families had their belongings – which included household furniture and maize- stacked near the main Harare-Bindura highway. They displayed placards denouncing their eviction.

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    jrr56 6 years ago

    Good, shows what you steal has no real value and now you have had it taken away. Dumped on the side of the road where you belong.

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    Grabmore 6 years ago

    Wasn’t Pat Chinamasa telling the whole world recently that Zim now has a stable investment climate ??

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    Chidumbu 6 years ago

    Hahahaha r soles, Bob taketh away more than once

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    mark longhurst 6 years ago

    ho ho ho ho, you now live in Graces domain, hand back all the land to the new Queen on zim ruins..

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    It had to be in Mazoe. The good thing with the evictees is that no matter how much they are kicked out or how far they will vote for the one who evicts them time after time.

    Even if it means they live out in the open till 2018 they will vote for the man who had a roof over his head and land galore…

    Isnt that amazing…..

    except for the children born of these people

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    Lucy I think we give Zanu too much credit. We know that he will get some votes from those on the gravy train. We also know that he rigs blatantly. I don’t think there is anybody that can do much about the rigging other than SADEC and the opposition partys. This time he went the extra mile because in 2008 the rigging didn’t change the result by much.

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    Lucy I think we give Zanu too much credit. We know that he will get some votes from those on the gravy train. We also know that he rigs blatantly. I don’t think there is anybody that can do much about the rigging other than SADEC and the opposition partys. This time he went the extra mile because in 2008 the rigging didn’t change the result by much..