Zim to confiscate Tongaat Hulett fields

via Eyewitness News: Zim to confiscate Tongaat Hulett fields Edited by Craig Wynn

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF says it will take over 6,000 hectares of land owned by South African sugar giant Tongaat Hulett.

The company runs cane-growing and milling operations in Triangle Sugar and Hippo Valley Estates in the extreme south east of the country.

An official from the party accused Tongaat Hulett of under declaring the size of its cane-growing fields.

Zanu-PF Masvingo Province Chairperson Lovemore Matuke claimed the company falsely declared the size of its fields to be 29,000 hectares.

He says the land is more than 35,000 hectares.

Matuke told the Herald newspaper that Zanu-PF will immediately begin to allocate 6,000 hectares to landless people.

Indigenisation was a key promise of President Robert Mugabe’s recent election campaign.

Tongaat Hulett was threatened with takeover earlier this year for its alleged failure to comply with Zimbabwe’s strict laws limiting foreign ownership.



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    MikeH 8 years ago

    South Africa should shut the Musina/Beitbridge border and then we will see what mugabe&co do…. but it won’t happen with Zuma being a mate of mugabe.

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      Demba Temba 8 years ago

      Well, there you have it. Eat your heart out buddy or emigrate to Perth!

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    …thugs will always remain thugs…even f ur president endorses the elections…

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    Dzoromuvhu 8 years ago

    What is indigenisation when the land to taken to settle landless peasants? TH is using 29 000 so 6000 is idle. Yes, it can be taken, it no big deal

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    libombo bananas 8 years ago

    wat has this to do with closing the border u brainwashed dougie they underdeclared its a case on its own without involving politics wat do customs do in any country if you underdeclares your goods they confisticate and you also pay a heavy fine thats wat is happening here chete