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Today's Herald (Friday 21st January 2005) contains two new listings of
Section 7 notices and Section 5 notices. Under Lot No. 10 appear 274
properties listed for Section 7, and Lot 161 appear 41 properties listed
for Section 5 which we sill send out on Monday 24th January 2005.

Herewith the listing of today's Section 7 notices under Lot No. 10
pertaining to 274 properties.

SECTION 7 listing in Herald 21st January 2005


TAKE NOTICE that an application for the confirmation of the acquisition
order issued in respect of the following farms has been filed in the
Administrative Court at Harare and that the Respondent and any holder of
real reights over the said farm are required to lodge their objections
within 5 days after the publication of this notice failure of which the
matter shall be set down unopposed without any further notice.

A copy of the application is available for collection at Applicant's
undersigned legal practitioner of record's address between Monday to Friday
from 8 am to 4 pm.

Applicant's Legal Practitioners
2nd Floor, Block "A"
New Govt. Complex
Cnr Samora Machel Ave/Fourth St.

Minister of Special Affairs in the Office of the
President and Cabinet Responsible for Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement


1. 4429/98, G. Knott, Belingwe, Lot 3 of Koodoovale Estate, 5 000.7103 ha.
Case No. LA 4769/04

2. 2901/74, Humani Estate P/L, Bikita, Remaining Extent of Chigwete, 20
808,7601 ha, Case No. LA4591/04.

3. 2159/92, Alpine Farm P/L, Bindura, The Ridge, 1 329,3160 ha, Case No.
4. 3710/2001, Kingsway Community Church, Bindura The Remainder of
Claverhill, 391,3345 ha, Case No. LA 3992/04.

5. 3972/84, Jacobus M. Erasums, Charter, Final, 1 244,55 ha, Case No. LA
6. 2106/78, Johan Christaan Adriaan Smit, Charter, Beeskraal of Geluk, 1
250,0967 ha, Case No. LA 13339/02.

7. 5701/80, Marlcolm Kenneth Mackintosh, Chilimanzi, Subdivision B of
Grasslands, 342,6021 ha, Case No. LA 4670/04.
8. 5701/80, Malcolm Kenneth Mackintosh, Chilimanzi, The Remaining Extent of
Felixburg, 861,2261 ha, Case No. LA 4277/04.
9. 7244/73, Kathryn Anne Harvey, Chilimanzi, Culloden of Daviot of Shasha
Fountains, 809,3726 ha, Case No. LA 5139/04.
10. 5125/73, Dirk Cornelius Odendaal, Chilimanzi, Subdivision A of Craig,
491.2696 ha, Case No. LA 5132/04.

11. 4065/84, H.S. Barrak, Chipinga, Lot 71AB of Middle Sabi Estate, 209.70
ha, Case No. LA 3694.
12. 3544/82, Enhoek Estates P/L, Chipinga, Subdivision A of wolfscrag,
256.9483 ha, Case No. LA 5057/04.
13. 4307/75, Clearwater Tea Manufacturing Company P/L, Chipinga, Lot 2 of
Clearwater Estate, 789.4109 ha, Case No. LA 5043/04.
14. 7218/74, Don victor Odendaal, Chipinga, Houtberg, 1 773.8004 ha, Case
No. LA 5093/04.
15. 2251/00, I.B.A. Crawford P/L, Chipinga, Remaining Extent of
Naffertons, 3 256.8108 ha, Case No. LA 5107/04.

16. 4157/92, Coulsdon Farms P/L, Darwin, Sherwood,765.1610 ha, Case No. LA
17. 4922/90, R. Webb&Company P/L, Darwin, Ashford, 1 627.2286 ha, Case No.
LA 4020/04.

18. 3691/86, Jennifer Howard Hewlett, Goromonzi, S/D A of S/D A of
brookmead, 161.8717 ha, Case No. LA 3717/04.
19. 8950/97, The Estate of the late Sheila May Buckley, Goromonzi,
Subdivision B of binder, 135.4393 ha, Case No. LA 3767/04.
20. 4921/70, Nasilla Park P/L, Goromonzi, Lot 7B of Craig, 376.3887 acres,
Case No. LA 3737/04.
21. 3013/79, Terrence Shepperson Payne, Goromonzi, Remainder of Buena
Vista, 630.6231 ha, Case No. LA 3792/04.
22. 1611/69, James Alexander Murray, Goromonzi, Lot 1A of Middleton,
Goromonzi, Lot 1A of Middleton, 30.9113 acres, Case No. LA 3736/04.
23. '06187/91, Glad river Farm P/L, Goromonzi, Lot 2 of Liwonde, 478.1167
ha, Case No. LA 5146/04.

24. 5081/84, Jacob gerhardus Jovner, Gutu, The Remainder of
Welwart, 1 402.3613 ha, Case No. LA 4248/04.
25 3119/99, Hendrick Stephans Neldman, Gutu, Wrangley, 813.6900 ha, Case
No. LA 4369/04.
26. 10078/99, Jacobus Daniel Nel, Gutu, Nelville, 969.6304 ha, Case No. LA
27. 689/76, Cristos Kantarias, Gutu, Ingogo, 1 461.6223 ha, Case No. LA
28. 3408/79, Jakob Johannes Jackson, Gutu, Lot 2 Chomfuli, 101.4534 ha.
Case No. LA 4399/04.
29. 3414/78, Esajas Fillpus Petrus Vosloo, Gutu, Irvine A, 1 280.7115 ha,
Case No. LA 5045/04.

30. 5705/88, Richard James Danvrs smart, Gwelo, Vrede of Buttercups,
513.8780 ha, Case No. LA 3733/04.
31. 2095/88, B.P. Zietsman, Gwelo, Farm 2 of Ghoko block, 442.6994 ha, Case
No. LA 4552/04.
32. 934/48, Harry Ernest Branfield Smith, Gwelo, Remaining Extent of
Subdivision No. 14 of West Gwelo Block, 1 488 morgen, Case No. LA 3716/04.
33. 5705/88, Richard James Danvers Smart, Gwelo, Parents Gift of
Buttercups, 513.9222 ha, Case No. LA 3760/04.
34. '991/94, J.J. Cullinan; K.J. Botes; C.S. Scullion; R. Lily Hartley; and
Ruth Hardman, Gwelo, Farm 23A of West Gwelo Block, 479.7676 ha, Case No. LA
35. 3080/99, Machinate Enterprises P/L, Gwelo, Goodhope of Subdivision 10
of West Gwelo block, 526.2361 ha, Case No. LA 5134/04.
36. '951/72, Dixie ranches P/L, Gwelo, Subdivision 11 of West Gwelo Block,
1 402.4155 ha, Case No. LA 5133/04.
37. 4043/87, Len Harvey & Sons P/L, Gwelo, Lot 1 of Lot 1 of Boulder
estate, 809.3579 ha, Case No. LA 4562/04.
38. '991/94, J.J. Cullinan; K.J. Botes; C.S. Scullion; R. Lily Hartley; and
Ruth Hardman, Gwelo, Farm 23A of West Gwelo Block, 479.7676 ha, Case No. LA
39. 1236/72, Lionel Arthur Carlisle, Gwelo, Subdivision B of Bonnyvale,
40.995 ha, Case No. LA 5147/04.

40. 5305/72, Willem Johannes Steyn, Hartley, Torpin, 647.9131 ha, Case No.
LA 4236/04.
41. 993/99, Mohomed; Ismail; Younis; Farida; Hawa; Nooriya and Gadija
Koshen, Hartley, Lot 3 of Johannesburg, 101.1700 ha, Case No. LA 1939/02.
42. 3530/96, D.J. Bowen and J.M. Robinson, Hartley, Rocky Ridge, 536.95 ha,
Case No. LA 2010/02.
43. 8856/95, Wakestroom Farm P/L, Hartley, Stroomop Estate, 280.1858 ha,
Case No. LA 5141/04.
44. 13007/99, Mopani Park P/L, Hartley, Mapani Park of Deweras Extension, 1
274.7580 ha, Case No. LA 5140/04.
45. 656/77, Umsweswe Ranches P/L, Hartley, Farm 7A 8msweswe River block, 3
618.3514 ha, Case No. LA 5137/04.
46. '279/82, Just Right Estates P/L, Hartley, Just Right Estates, 2
060.4990 ha, Case No. LA 5143/04.
47. 4249/64, J.H. Erasmus Investment P/L, Hartley, Alpha west, 370.5900 ha,
Case No. LA 5700/04.
48. 4585/81, Jean McAlister Baldwin, Hartley, The Remainder of
Maratonga, 857.0166 ha, Case No. LA 5138/04.
49. 11505/89, Oldham Estates P/L, Hartley, Alpha of Mopani, 1 933.51 ha,
Case No. LA 5130/04.
50. '907/94, Kasama Farm P/L, Hartley, Kasama, 861.5139 ha, Case No. LA
51. 7202/99, Marulla Farming P/L, Hartley Remainder of violetsvale ofRaiway
18, 736.5941 ha, Case No. LA 5048/04.
52. 9160/90, Johannes Lodewyk Delporta Lorna Anne Delporta, Hartley,
ArdfulExtension Portion of Oldham, 327.98 ha, Case No. LA 5118/04.
53. 5792/81, Taunton Holdings P/L, Hartley, The Remainder of Idaho, 1
219.4753 ha, Case No. LA 5089/04.
54. 5792/81, Taunton Holdings P/L, Hartley, The Remaining Extent of Idaho,
1 219.4753 ha, Case No. LA 5089/04.
55. 446/74, Nyadgori Estates P/L, Hartley, Nyadgori, 1 397.3721 ha, Case
No. LA 5050/04.
56. '493/67, Dodhill P/L, dodhill, 619.4143, Case No. LA 4556/04.
57. 4214/54, Rock Farm P/L, Hartley, Farm Rock, 1 289.0596 ha, Case No. LA
58. 8491/96, Bonview Estates P/L, Hartley, Bulfield, 1 223.1077 ha, Case
No. LA 5085/04.
59. 5554/91, Mohammadi Gardens P/L, Hartley, Braeside estate, 3 261.7761
ha, Case No. LA 5131/04.
60. 5833/90, Alexandra Estates P/L, Hartley, Remainder of Balwearle, 1
216.1955 ha, Case No. LA 5079/04.
61. 4466/75, Nyadgori Estates P/L, Hartley, Balmoral, 1 256.1561 ha, Case
No. LA 5077/04.
62. 1537/62, Mathys Johannes Vosloo, Hartley, Ardmore, 3 606.5322 acres,
Case No. LA 5086/04.
63. 4120/8, Pax farm P/L, Hartley, Pax, 518.1900 ha, Case No. LA 5080/04.

64. 7878/87, Dunnotarx Farm P/L, Inyanga, Lot 9 of Lot Z of Inyanga Downs
of Inyanga block, 8.6038 ha, Case No. LA 5061/04.
65. 1523/58, Eastern Highlands Plantations Limited, Inyanga, Aberfoyle
Plantations ofInyanga block, 2 362.3536 morgen, Case No. LA 5708/04.
66. 527/52, Wattle Company Limited, Inyanga, S/D B of Britannia, 502.1819
morgen, Case No. LA 5099/04.
67. 2978/79, Louie Angelor David Spencer, Inyanga, Glen Spey, 1 250.9517
ha, Case No. LA 5113/04.
68. 4327/86, Staffin Estates P/L, Inyanga, Maybeck Estate, 180.31 ha, Case
No. LA 5076/04.

69. 9159/99, P.V. Lardner-Burker, Lomagundi, Nkuyu, 616.2876 ha, Case No.
LA 57007/04.
70. 2380/66, Harold edwin Schultz, Lomagundi, Ramainder of Lion's Den, 1
801.5572 ha, Case No. LA 5722/04.
71. 2913/75, Lancefield Farm, Lomagundi, Blackmoreyale, 4 984.0274 ha, Case
No. LA 5724/04.
72. 3422/72, Mema Estate P/L, Lomagundi, Mema, 1 164.9437 ha, Case No. LA
73. 1939/86, Keiray Estate P/L, Lomagundi, Lot B of Donnington, 568.7280
ha, Case No. LA 5054/04.
74. 4281/79, George John Beattle Small, Lomagundi, Dart Moor, 631.2538 ha,
Case No. LA 5066/04.
75. 2520/75, Marasha Farm P/L, Lomagundi, Peth, 2 372.3591 ha, Case No. LA
76. 5207/55, Weston Park P/L, Lomagundi, St. Ninians Estate, 2 411.2488 ha,
Case No. LA 5069/04.
77. 5897/58, Zalonyika Estate P/L, Lomagundi, Mokoromokwa portion of
Donington, 1 080.0204 morgen, Case No. LA 3783/04.
78. 6042/82, Terrence Michael Smith, Lomagundi, Machiti of Nidderdale,
81.5063 ha, Case No. LA 3782/04.
79. 7164/72, Anthony Ellis Howland, Lomagundi, Remainder of birkdale Estae,
2 203.3224 ha, Case No. LA4514/04.
80. 8352/87, Daniel Brink Bosman, Lomagundi, Lot A of Lions Den, 628.8408
ha, Case No. LA 4551/04.
81. 699/75, Mafuta Farms P/L, Lomagundi, Mafuta, 1 299.9320 ha, Case No. LA
82. 4281/79, George John Beattle Small, Lomagundi, Deartmoor, 631.2500 ha,
Case No. LA 4828/04.
83. 689/87, Johannes Jacobs Janse Van Rensburg, Lomagundi, Remainder of
Marnette, 1 247.8600 ha, Case No. LA 4846/04.
84. 786/40, Nicholas Philippus van biljon, Lomagundi, Farm Excelsior ortion
of Strathearn, 1 298.1245 ha, Case No. LA 4783/04.
85. 4210/92, Proflora P/L, Lomagundi, Kinvara Estate A, 121.4125 ha, Case
No. LA 4818/04.
86. 6697/2001, Nothwich Investments P/L, Lomagundi, Remainder of S.S.
Ranch, 1 266.1983 ha, Case No. LA 3983/04.
87. 6423/73, William James Claxton, Lomagundi, Farm C of Nidderdale,
493.3544 ha, Case No. LA 3991/04.
88. 6063/88, elveden Estates P/L, Lomagundi, Lot A of bowden, 517.3369 ha,
Case No. LA 3763/04.
89. 1688/62, Bowden Farms P/L, Lomagundi, Lot D of Bowden, 1 577.1135
acres, Case No. LA 3768.
90. 6043/82, T.M. Smith, Lomagundi, Marere of Machinti of Nidderdale,
336.80 ha, Case No. LA 3773/04.
91. 699/81, R.J. van Rensburg and Sons P/L, Lomagundi, Maysma Estate, 5
481.1153 ha, Case No. LA 4528/04.
92. 521/65, Chengu Farms P/L, Lomagundi, Remainder of Chengu, 814.5486 ha,
Case No. LA 4529/04.
93. 2236/86, A.J. Breytenbach, Lomagundi, farm B portion of Nidderdale,
418.8373 ha, Case No. LA 4813/04.
94. 1970/91, side River Annex Park P/L, Lomagundi, riverside Annex,
565.3019 ha, Case No. LA 4583/04.
95. 4226/77, G.N. Moys P/L, Lomagundi, Lot 1 of Kanami, 403.8800 ha, Case
No. LA 4546/04.
96. 4573/80, H.W. Smithyman and Company P/L, Lomagundi, Karoe of Gurungwe,
1 215.0346 ha, Case No. LA 4579/04.
97. '26/82, Athens Farms P/L, Lomagundi, The Remainder of
Athens, 1 129.0944 ha, Case No. LA 4538/04.
98. 1427/94, James Templeton Rae Scorgie; Kathrine Margaret Lees Johnston;
Angella Mairi Moraig Scorgie, Lomagundi, Templeton ranch, 6 231.5435 ha.
Case No. LA 4832/04.
99. 1749/65, Firhill Farms P/L, Lomagundi, firhill of Nidderdale, 1
001.1100 ha, Case No. LA 4889/04.
100. 1427/94. James Templeton Rae Slorges; Kathrine Margaret Lees johnston;
Angela Mairi Moraig slorgie, Lomagundi, glenluce, 1 288.2031 ha, Case No.
LA 4816/04.
101. 8891/87. Frances Marycar, Lomagundi, Mesikwe river ranche, 602.2714
ha, Case No. LA 4830/04.
102. 1153/80, Philip Wilfred Wemyss Foster, Lomagundi, Two Tree Hill, 2
436.0000 ha, Case No. LA 4831/04.
103. 8038/94, J.D. Roberts P/L, Lomagundi, Lot C Bowden, 1 079.4176 ha,
Case No. LA 3769/04.
104. 1384/76, Cockington Estates P/L, Lomagundi, S/D G of Donninton,
139.1991 ha, Case No. LA 3778/04.
105. 1765/99, Cockington Estate P/L, Lomagundi, Hunyani of Nidderdale,
930.8120 ha, Case No. LA 3777/04.
106. 4765/51, Raffingora Estates Limite, Lomagundi, Mapumulo, 1 699.2270
acres, Case No. LA 4003/04.
107. 4648/68, Sheepridge Estate P/L, Lomagundi, Remaining Extent of
Sheepridge Estate A, 3 330.1854 acres, Case No. LA 3987/04.
108. 5101/69, Aqua Estates P/L, Lomagundi, Sarahata of minnehaha, 2
907.9700 acres, Case No. LA 3604/04.
109. 7111/83, George Leslie Kluckow, Lomagundi, Greenfish, 275.2219 ha,
Case No. LA 3781/04.
110. 1048/91, Agtrak P/L, Lomagundi, Remainder of Henley Park, 188.4694 ha,
Case No. LA 3751/04.
111. 5972/57, Hunyani Estates P/L, Lomagundi, Subdivision H Portion of
Donnington, 931.7887 morgan, Case No. LA 3774/04.
112. 1384/76, Cockington Estates P/L, Lomagundi, Subdivision L of
Nidderdale, 767.2268 ha, Case No. LA 3770/04.
113. 1009/52, Weston Park Estates, Lomagundi, York Estate, 424.3763 morgen,
Case No. LA 3744/04.
114. 9592/89, Henley Park Farm P/L, Lomagundi, Lot 1 of henley Park,
723.7223 ha, Case No. LA 3779/04.
115. 6313/94, Worthing Enterprises P/L, Lomagundi, Chirawano of
Nidderdale, 425.1100 ha, Case No. LA 3780/04.

116. 6509/69, gorubi Estates P/L, Makoni, Adams Farm, 1 147.1482 acres,
Case No. LA 4179/04.
117. 539/85, Magadalena Catharina Malan, Makoni, The Remainder of Mount
Tikwiri, 1 097.4252 ha, Case No. LA 3893/04.
118. '842/76, BAC Farm P/L, Makoni, Farm Woodlands, 1 363.9893 ha, Case No.
LA 5109/04.
119. 10616/2000, J.G. Delport P/L, Makoni, Fodjga, 353.4955 ha, Case No. LA
120. 4323/75, Adam Farms P/L, Makoni, fishers Farm, 683.6720 ha, Case No.
LA 5111/04.
121. 6578/83, Chris Grobler Enterprises P/L, Makoni, Farm 15 of
Lawrencedale Estate, 526.5545 ha, Case No. LA 5110/04.
122. 6594/84, Henk Luther Viljoen, Makoni, farm No 23 Ptn Fairfield Estate,
1 196.5557 ha, Case No. LA 509/04.
123. 7850/88, C.E. Kok, Makoni, S/D B of Tsungwesi Ridge, 330.23 ha, Case
No. LA 5081/04.
124. 10197/99, Carthorse Enterprises P/L, Makoni, 529.3287 ha, Case No. LA
125. '484/90, Driefontein Farms P/L, Makoni, Farm 26 of Fairfield Estate,
970.9988 ha, Case No. LA 5046/04.
126. 12967/99, Stubbs Farm P/L, Makoni, bormu, 1 343.4200 ha, Case No. LA
127. 7676/96, Acrefair Farm, Makoni, Bathavon of Firmandale, 1 021.2534 ha,
Case No. LA 5103/04.
128. 1003/90, PVP P/L, Makoni, remainder of Lesapedale, 329.6738 ha, Case
No. LA 5124/04.
129. 5173/94, Brookdale estates P/L, Makoni, Devos, 1 388.0000 ha, Case No.
LA 5047/04.
130. 10616/2000, J.G.Delport P/L, Makoni, The Remainder of Compton,
689.5307 ha, Case No. LA 5044/04.
131. 1221/49, Silverbow P/L, Makoni, Silverbow, 2 633.58 ha, Case No. LA
132. 200/77, Marthinius Jacobus Martin, Makoni, Tiny, 719.8987 ha, Case No.
LA 3726/04.

133. 6042/72, Snowsprite Farm P/L, Marandellas, Remainder of Subdivision C
of Southhampton, 255.0415 ha, Case No. LA 5144/04.
134. 3188/81, Noel Eric York, Matobo, Ravenswood, 5 169.9672 ha, Case No.
LA 3756/04.

135. 4220/80, Geofbrey Vernon Hawskley, Mazoe, S/D A of the Rivers of Wengi
River Estate, 932.470 ha, Case No. LA 3982/04.
136. 2590/88, Gerhard Wilhelm Breytenbach, Mazoe, Brinsham, 1 694.0457 ha,
Case No. LA 2580/02.
137. 9180/89, Horfrho P/L, Mazoe, Sable Peak of Moores Grant, 804.6502 ha,
Case No. LA 3720/04.

138. '251/39, Kenneth Hastings Nethersole, Melsetter, Springfield, 286.595
morgen, Case No. LA 5090/04.
139. 8501/99, Hangani Development Company P/L, Melsetter, Remaining Extent
of Sawerombi, 1 922.3886 ha, Case No. LA 3721/04.
140. 2820/96, Hangani Development Company P/L, Melsetter, Weltevreden
Estate, 1 067.9585 ha, Case No. LA.
141. 2820/96, Hangani Development Company P/L, Melsetter, Welgegund
Estate, 1 737.7694 ha, Case No. LA 5083/04.
142. 2820/96, Hangani Development Company P/L, Melsetter, Glacier of
Weltevreden, 856.5180 ha, Case No. LA 5119/04.
143. 2820/96, Hangani Development Company P/L, Melsetter, Middelpunt
Portion Jantia, 1 121.4276 ha, Case No. LA 3728/04.
144. 1729/47, Border Timbers Limited, Melsetter, tilbury, 12 661.8630
acres, Case No. LA 5063/04.
145. 2572/80, Border Timbers Limited, Melsetter, Cambridge Estate, 18
241.2954 ha, Case No. LA 5097/04.

146. 4862/73, Buffalo Range Ranches P/L, Ndanga, Remainder of Essanby, 12
134.2927 ha, Case No. LA 5065/04.
147. 4525/81, Hippo Valley Estates Limited & Triangle Limited, Ndanga, Lot
2 of Mkwasine Central, 190.296 ha, Case No. LA 5072/04.
148. 757/97, Chiredzi Wildlife Investments P/L, Ndanga, Lot 2 of Fair Range
A, 174.9053 ha, Case No. LA 5728/04.
149. 2701/74, Chiredzi farming Company P/L, Ndanga, Hippo Valley
Settlement Holding 36, 177.6500 ha, Case No. LA 4065/04.
150. 1826/99, Horsvalle Farming P/L, Ndanga, The Remainder of Crown Ranch,
10 062.0541 ha, Case No. LA 4377/04.
151. 757/97, Chiredzi Wildlife Investments P/L, Ndanga, Lot 2 of Fair Range
A, 174.9053 ha, Case No. LA 4370/04.
152. 486/85, Clive glenn Stockil, Ndanga, Lot 3A of Essanby Estate,
145.4332 ha, Case No. LA 4251/04.
153. 1720/84, N&B Holdings P/L, Ndanga, Hippo Valley Settlement Holding 30,
127.3425 ha, Case No. LA 4063/04.
154. 2701/74, Chiredzi Ranching Company P/L, Ndanga, Hippo Valley
Settlement Holding 36, 177.6474 ha, Case No. LA4584/04.
155. 5671/80, Andrew Ogilvy McMurdon, Ndanga, Vredenburg, 1 339.6818 ha,
Case No. LA 4381/04.

156. 3210/94, J.C. Kotze and Sons P/l, Nuanetsi, Wentzelhof of Nuanetsi
Ranch A, 5 141.8978 ha, Case No. LA 4397/04.
157. 3041/90, Gerald Anthony Whitehead, Nuanetsi, Lot 16 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 810.5912 ha, Case No. LA 4384/04.
158. 5927/87, B.K. Cawood P/L, Nuanetsi, Excelsior of Baobab Ranche, 2
122.8923 ha, Case No. LA 4297/04.
159. 251/65, Tsembgwe Ranch P/L, Nuanetsi, Remaining Extent of Lot 2 of
Sembwe of Nuanetsi Ranche A, 7 786.4453 acres, Case No. LA 4298/04.
160. 5398/88, Daniel Jacobus Theron, Nuanetsi, The Remaining Extent of
Rinette Ranch of Lot 4 of Nuanetsi Ranche A, 2 939.3266 ha, Case No. LA
161. 6825/94, Bullbarrow Enterprises P/L, Nuanetsi, Lot 37 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 810.3750 ha, Case No. LA 4391/04.
162. 1394/98, Rudolph erasmus Van Den Heever, Nuanetsi, Lot 4 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 808.7292 ha, Case No. LA 4243/04.
163. 7498/71, Ranch Louis (Property) Limited, Nuanetsi, Lot 5 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranch A, 6 074.2386 ha, Case No. LA 4284/04.
164. 4729/97, Raymond Roth, Nuanetsi, Lot 25 of Lot 12 of Nuanetsi Ranche
A, 943.3104 ha, Case No. LA 4481/04.
165. 987/96, Bdumbi Ranch P/L, Nuanetsi, Lot 24 of Lot 12 of Nuanetsi
Ranche A, 810.8011 ha, Case No. LA 4280/04.
166. 7992/88, De vos Ranching P/L, Nuanetsi, Lot 29 of Lot 12 of Nuanetsi
ranche A, 833.7511 ha, Case No. LA 4392/04.
167. 11952/2000, Raymond Roth, Nuanetsi, Lot 21 of Lot 12 of Nuanetsi
Ranche A, 843.5621 ha, Case No. LA 4451/04.
168. 4729/91, Raymond Roth, Nuanetsi, Lot 20 of Lot 12 of Nuanetsi Ranche
A, 809.4061 ha, Case No. LA 4372/04.
169. 5757/87, Selected timbers P/L, Nuanetsi, The Remainder of Mokambi of
Nuanetsi Ranche a, 4 622.2677 ha, Case No. LA 4378/04.
170. 1394/98, Rudolph erasmus Van Den Heever, Nuanetsi, Lot 5 of Lot 12
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 805.3216 ha, Case No. LA 4290/04.
171. 1394/98, Rudolph Erasmus van Den Heever, Nuanetsi, Lot 17 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 810.8651 ha, Case No. LA 4379/04.
172. 3041/90, Gerald Antony Whitehead, Nuanetsi, Lot 11 of Lot 12 of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 809.7252 ha, Case No. LA 4396/04.
173. 7327/87, Umfula Ranch P/L, Nuanetsi, r/E ofUmfula ranch of Nuanetsi
Ranche A, 16 308.5447 ha, Case No. LA 4446/04.
174. 2636/91, Michael Anthony Clark, Nuanetsi, The Remainder of Umbono of
Nuanetsi Ranche A, 5 413.3665 ha, Case No. LA 5135/04.
175. 3642/75, Marlotti ranch P/L, Nuanetsi, Mariotti Estate, 9/ 802.7658
ha, Case No. LA 5098/04.
176. 1404/82, Richwill Car Sales P/L, Nuanetsi, Kyalami ranch of QuaggaPan
Ranch of Nuanetsi Ranche, 4 249.1209 ha, Case No. LA 5067/04.

Que Que
177. 1003/89, L.J. and H. Venter P/L, Que Que, Kifaru of Subdivision E of
East Clare Block, 444.0392 ha, Case No. LA 3752/04.
178. 2057/78, R. Redin Savory, Que Que, Remaining Extent of Loozani
Wanjere, 3 068.3734 ha, Case No. LA 4836/04.
179. 1003/89, L.J. and H. Venter P/L, Que Que, Subdivision 22 of east clare
Block, 104.0376 ha, Case No. LA 3742/04.

180. 2154/95, Douglyn Farm P/L, Salisbury, The Remainder of Richlands,
571.4617 ha, Case No. LA 4581/04.
181. 3993/74, Royden farms P/L, Salisbury, Worsley, 1 044.6400 ha, Case No.
LA 4021/04.
182. 4935/84, Anastacio Sebastian Florian Ferrao, Salisbury, Subdivision R
of Homefield Estate, 65.2177 ha, Case No. LA 4547/04.
183. 3812/57, Peter Alan Russell Ann Jack, Salisbury, Cotbank ofKinvarra,
129.5700 ha, Case No. LA 4808/04.
184. 7111/83, George Leslie Kluckow, Salisbury, Subdivision B of Charfield
A, 483.0546 ha, Case No. LA 3772/04.
185. 781/95, Freehold Investments P/L, Salisbury, Subdivision A of
Inlgeborough, 109.9705 ha, Case No. LA 4824/04.
186. 3918/86, Sublime Farm P/l, Salisbury, Sublime, 149.2100 ha, Case No.
LA 4838/04.
187. 5567/94, Barker Estates P/L, Salisbury, R/E of Subdivision A of
Brookmead, 453.8310 ha, Case No. LA 3717/04.
188. 5382/68, Arthur & Son P/L, Salisbury, Kaola Park, 259.3300 ha, Case
No. LA 3764/04.
189. 5187/80, John Spencer Jones, Salisbury, Remainder of Subdivision D of
Wellesley Estate, 291.5665 ha, Case No. LA 3988/04.
190. 3033/92, Harold Keith White Head, Salisbury, Lot 2 of Somerby,
101.8100 ha, Case No. LA 3980/04.
191. 3993/74, royden Farms P/L, Salisbury, Royden Farm, 1 627.3843 ha, Case
No. LA 4046/04.
192. 2900/66, Clement Frank Bruk Jackson, Salisbury, Remainder of
Tarnagulla of Eclipse Block, 1 703.5000 acres, Case No. LA 4015/04.
193. 1118/96, Wildale Limited, Salisbury, Peterborough, 120.3475 ha, Case
No. LA 4023/04.
194. 738/61, Duncan Hamilton Black, Salisbury, Lot 1 of Syston, 1 117.6563
acres, case 4019/04.
195. 7373/99, Kilifordia estates P/L, Salisbury, the remainder of
Subdivision B of Lilfordia, 660.1823 ha, Case No. LA 39999/04.
196. 1154/90, Bazil Hylloville Brent, Salisbury, Remaining Extent of
Riverside E, 126.6625 ha, Case No. LA 3995/04.
197. 4894/90, Cadogan Investments, Salisbury, Cadogan, 1 004.55 ha, Case
No. LA 2124/02.
198. 7611/90, Airport Game Park P/L, Salisbury, rocky A of Arlington
Estate, 394.21 ha, Case No. LA 3164/02.
199. 8850/95, Upwey Investments P/L, Salisbury, Subdivision A of Upwey,
262.9566 ha, Case No. LA 4000/04.
200. 5207/55, Hill Brothers, Salisbury, Downend Ptn of Charfield A,
725.9987 morgen, Case No. LA 5095/04.
201. 8292/00, Jjedzana Investments P/L, Salisbury, Greenlands, 1 292.4900
ha, Case No. LA 5049/04.
202. 1420/41, Duncan Hamilton Black, Salisbury, bitton, 2 256 morgen, Case
No. LA 5115/04.
203. 11326/2001, Kamiiso Investments P/L, Salisbury, R/E of Charfield A,
308.9988 ha, Case No. LA 5114/04.
204. 3223/78, A and J Farms P/L, Salisbury, Remainder of Stratford,
620.7204 (no units), Case No. LA 5101/04.
205. 5700/79, e. Drakes & son P/L, Salisbury, Spitzkop, 759.2500 ha, Case
No. LA 5104/04.

206. Edwards Farm, 2 549.0163 ha, Case No. LA3719/04.
207. 1937/76, roland Jordan Swannack, Shabani, Lot 1 of woodlands, 744.6523
ha, Case No. LA 3631/03.

208. 2886/88, roborough farm P/L, Shamva, Tembo, 326.3705 ha, Case No. LA
209. 682/79, Aubrey Hamish Logan, Shamva, The Range, 1 377.5424 ha, Case
No. LA 4527/04.
210. 1990/85. Peter Einar Rorbye, Shamva, Oaksey, 485.5172 ha, Case No. LA

211. 547/98, Mayjoy Enterprises P/L, Sipolilo, Lot 1 of gurungwe, 1
268.4152 ha, Case No. LA 4352/04.
212. 5571/96, John Hamilton Taffs, Sipolilo, brooklands, 924.3463 ha, Case
No. LA 4423/04.
213. 5756/56, Blue Grass Farms P/L, Sipolilo, Blue Grass, 959.2411 morgen,
Case No. LA 4383/04.
214. 7164/72, Anthony Ellis Howland, Sipolilo, Hanworth Park, 311.7726 ha,
Case No. LA 4276/04.

215. 4861/89, Sussana Vivier, Umtali, Umwaouku, 915.52 ha, Case No. LA
216. 2633/67, B.A. Van Buuren and Company P/L, Umtali, Lot 8 of Lot 1 of
Mazonwe, 1 046.7774 acres, Case No. LA 3718/04.
217. 6917/89, Odzi Flats P/L, Umtali, Mukowe of Wreys Drift, 131.5444 ha,
Case No. LA 3730/04.
218. 8174/99, Varmland Investments P/L, Umtali, beestkraal of Clare estate
Ranch, 1 176.49 ha, Case No. LA 4518/04.
219. 8634/97, Mabaka P/L, Umtali, Rutsenza of Mount Mulenji, 822.26 ha,
Case No. LA 3749/04.
220. 1367/75, Terence Joseph grant, Umtali, chinakatori of Maonza, 136.5111
ha, Case No. LA 3929/04.
221. 289/85, Burma Park P/L, Umtali, the Remainder of Burma of Clydesdale,
1 251.299 ha, Case No. LA 5088/04.
222. 4861/89, Susanna vivier, Umtali, Have, 202.7145 ha, Case No. LA
223. 2841/85, Five Streams P/L, Umtali, five Streams, 1 388.7402 ha, Case
No. LA 5053/04.
224. 3712/79, Robin Francis Haden Tebb, Umtali, Remaining Extent of
Braintree Portion Lawrence Ville, 215.7834 ha, Case No. LA 5068/04.
225. 3495/88, Freezing Point estate P/L, Umtali, Eden Dale, 1 362.0000 ha,
Case No. LA 4060/04.
226. 200/78, Andries Christoffel Kok, Umtali, Zaaihoek of Clare state
ranch, 1 103.4826 ha, Case No. LA 5059/04.
227. 1149/64, Partridge Hill P/L, Umtali, S/D A Portion Partridge Hill
Portion of Cloudlands, 246.7650 acres, Case No. LA 5052/04.
228. 5035/80, Hermanus J. Vorster, Umtali, Monkfield of Norseland, 866.18
ha, Case No. LA 5071/04.
229.367/96, ragdale Investments P/L, Umtali, Mt Maienji, 1 602.4808 ha,
Case No. LA 5127/04.
230. 5124/80, Alvern Farming P/L, Umtali, Lot 6 of Lot 1 ofMazonwe,
560.3347 ha, Case No. LA 5084/04.
231. 4089/82, Alan McGregor, Umtali, Nyamakari of burma of Clydesdale,
879.4323 ha, Case No. LA 5051/04.
232. 1800/78, robert Christoper Donald, Umtali, Remaining Extent of
Highlands, 40.4694 ha, Case No. LA 5706/04.
233. 7304/98, J.R. Hildebrand P/L, Umtali, remaining extent of Valhalla,
376.0419 ha, Case No. LA 5087/04.
234. 2989/84, F.J. Barry and Company P/L, Umtali, L'amour estate, 625.3807
ha, Case No. LA 5070/04.
235. 3495/88, Freezing Point Estates P/L, Umtali, Headlands, 1 4005.0000
ha, Case No. LA 5062/04.
236. 6010/74, Green Valley Vine Yards P/L, Umtali, S/D C of chikonga Farm,
54.2747 ha, Case No. LA 5116/04.
237. 6010/74, Green Valley Vine Yards P/L, Umtali, S/D D of chikonga Farm,
31.0987 ha, Case No. LA 5053/04.
238. 4151/58, Border Timbers Limited, Umtali, Mahugara of Epson, 771.164
morgen, Case No. LA 5123/04.
239. 12892, Border Timbers Limited, Umtali, remainder of Walmer, 635.7329
ha, Case No. LA 5078/04.
240. 4265/75, En Avant Farm P/L, Umtali, en Avant, 332.0578 ha, Case No. LA
241. 1408/84, En Avant Farm P/L, Umtali, Lot 1 of S/D A of En Avant,
878,6539 ha, Case No. LA 5056/04.
242. 7850/88, Cynthia elaine Kok, Umtali, Remaining Extent of Kostad of
clare Estate Ranch, 408.8969 ha, Case No. LA 5058/04.
243. 224/58, Odzi Farms P/L, Umtali, Remaining Extent of Farm odzi,
942.4541 morgen, Case No. LA 5064/04.

244. 1113/86, Howes Enterprises P/L, Umzingweane, Garloch Farm, 171.9774
ha, Case No. LA 3757/04.

245. 569/76, Frank Dalkin, Urungwe, Remaining Extent of scorpion, 649.0106
ha, Case No. LA 4018/04.
246. 9996/89, Zimyewe Estates P/L, Urungwe, Zimyewe, 377.1161 ha, Case No.
LA 4577/04.
247. 8356/99, I.A. Van der Merwe P/l, Urungwe, Ndiripo, 607.2962 ha, Case
No. LA 4595/04.
248. 744/90, C.H. wilcox P/L, Urungwe, Miami 2, 906.5220 ha, Case No. LA
249. 4683/81, Linkon Plantations P/L, Urungwe, Wajetsi, 1 543.3728 ha, Case
No. LA 4751/04.
250. 5645/89, Weninda A Stud P/L, Urungwe, Little gem of Chilvern Estate,
439.38 ha, Case No. LA 4484/04.
251. 7404/83, H.C. Investments P/L, Urungwe, Oribi Park Estate, 1 294.5123
ha, Case No. LA 4755/04.
252. 3856/91, Chhagan Vithal rama; Ambitbhai Vithal Rama and Ambelal Vithal
rama, Urungwe, Lot 1 of Chelvern Estate, 335.7343 ha, Case No. LA 3723/04.
253. 12574/99, Lorn Holdings P/L, Urungwe, Kangeiri Estate, 2 108.1471 ha,
Case No. LA 4826/04.
254. 3694/98, Caro estates P/L, Urungwe, Lot 1 of Oribi Park Estate,
621.6402 ha, Case No. LA 4820/04.
255. 2386/92, B.J.L Investments, Urungwe, Lot 1 of Buttervant, 707.7827 ha,
Case No. LA 4022/04.
256. 7970/94, Edward Kenneth hull Properties P/L, Urungwe, Lot 1 of renroc
Estate, 323.9502 ha, Case No. LA 3986/04.
257. 7140/81, Ashton Farm P/L, Urungwe, Remaining Extent of Longueil,
952,9439 ha, Case No. LA 4001/04.
258. 2244/71, James Melvill Barker, Urungwe, Nyahoa Estate, 1 328.2998 ha,
Case No. LA 3681/04.
259. 1929/92, Innisfree Enterprises P/L, Urungwe, Lot 1 of Loughry,
435.1598 ha, Case No. LA 3671/04.
260. 3749/93, Long Claw Properties P/l, Urungwe, Sapi Valley A, 569.5900
ha, Case No. LA 3998/04.
261. 10767/89, H.P. Terblanche P/L, Urungwe, R/E of Nduba, 926,2400 ha,
Case No. LA 3570/03.
262. 1301/89, New Haven P/l, Urungwe, New Haven of gremlin, 421.7045 ha,
Case No. LA 3633/03.
263. 485/89, Nyaudza.Farm P/L, Urungwe, The Remaining Extent of wingate
Estate, 633.3208 ha, Case No. LA 3722/04.

264. 8133/88, John Keith Brown, Victoria, The Remaining Extent of
Bannockburn Extension, 16.4019 ha, Case No. LA 4385/04.
265. 5624/69, Albertus Jacob Pepler, Victoria, The Remaining Extent of
Dromore, 2 150.9557 acres, Case No. LA 4513/04.
266. 2692/83, Osman Habib Khan, Victoria, Springfield, 1 313.0108 ha, Case
No. LA 4244/04.
267. 7040/86, Wondedzo Farm P/L, Victoria, Wondedzo Extension, 1 284.7771
ha, case
268. 4696/81, Osman Habib Khan, Victoria, Sanangwi, 688.6405 ha, Case No.
LA 4723/04.
269. 5022, Willoughby's consolidated Company Limited, Victoria, Eastdale
Estate, 34 490 morgen, Case No. LA 4365/04.
270. 4696/81, Osman Habib Khan, Victoria, farm Elands Kop, 858.8021 ha,
Case No. LA 4375/04.
271. 2487/91, Sale Camp Investment Company P/l, Victoria, The Remainder of
sale Camp, 927.5421 ha, Case No. LA 4427/04.
272. 1008/67, H.J. & P.D. Swart P/L, Victoria, The Remaining Extent of
Bompst, 933.4734 ha, Case No. LA 4392/04.
273. 1082/65, Johannes Machiel Jacobs, Victoria, Ellenswish A Subdivision
of Grassland, 1 269.8810 acres, Case No. LA 4273/04.

274. 1792/89, Stunula ranching P/L, Wankie, Catford, 1445.0045 ha, Case No.
LA 4579/04.


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The Telegraph

Zimbabwe rebels in reconciliation talks
By Peta Thorneycroft in Harare
(Filed: 22/01/2005)

A group of seven white rebel cricketers have taken the first step towards
reconciliation with the Zimbabwe cricket authorities.

The players have agreed to train and play league fixtures this weekend after
engaging with a small panel set up by Zimbabwe Cricket to see whether the
rift over governance and selection could be healed.

On Wednesday the seven Test players appeared for a meeting with the panel in
Harare. They were Heath Streak, the former captain now playing a charity
fixture in New Zealand for victims of the tsunami disaster, Stuart Carlisle,
Trevor Gripper, Craig Wishart, Andy Blignaut, whose contract in Tasmania
ended recently, Ray Price and Neil Ferreira. Another meeting is planned for
next week.

Pakistan have been "stunned" by allegations of sexual assault against an
unnamed player, their coach, Bob Woolmer, said in Sydney before tomorrow's
tri-series match against Australia.

A woman claimed she was assaulted by a player in Melbourne while Pakistan
were in town for their Test match against Australia, starting on Boxing Day.
She made no formal complaint to police, but later informed a sexual report

Shoaib Akhtar has returned to Pakistan with a hamstring injury, and the
management said that the fast bowler's departure had nothing to do with the

A Canberra player, Duncan Brede, has been banned for two months after
returning a positive drug test for prohibited stimulants after a Cricket
Australia Cup match between the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland
Academy of Sport in Brisbane on Nov 15.
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Here is the Media release.



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“Mauritius Watch”


The Zimbabwean Elections:

(Monitoring SADC Protocol Violations)


Issue 10.   3 January 2005


On 17 August 2004, SADC leaders meeting in Mauritius adopted the SADC Protocol – Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.  Zimbabwe, as a member of SADC, also signed the Protocol and committed itself to implementing its standards.


“Mauritius Watch” provides a regular, objective and non-partisan assessment of Zimbabwe’s compliance with the Protocol.  In the run-up to the 2005 Parliamentary Elections we note any significant failures to adhere to the SADC standards.






SADC standards breached




On December 16 the European Parliament passed an important resolution on Zimbabwe which bears directly on the forthcoming elections and in particular on compliance with the SADC electoral standards.  The resolution reads, in part:


“The European Parliament:


1.      Insists that all political interference in the distribution of international food aid is halted without delay to prevent the ZANU PF government from using food as a political weapon.


2.      Insists that repressive legislation such as the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) is repealed and the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe are held in accordance with the SADC principles and guidelines governing democratic elections, including those agreed in Mauritius on August 17 2004, with unimpeded access for international observers and an end to intimidation of opposition supporters.


3.      Demands the immediate release (from prison) of Roy Bennett MP (opposition party MP for Chimanimani) and the cessation of all violence and intimidation towards his family and employees.


4.      Calls upon Zimbabwe’s neighbours and in particular President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, who recently addressed the European Parliament, to engage on behalf of the people of Zimbabwe to bring about change for the better and to ensure that the Zimbabwean Government fully cooperates with SADC and the wider international community to guarantee free and fair elections and a robust and timely international monitoring presence …


(For the full text of the resolution see:











State security agents and ruling ZANU PF party militias stepped up terror and violence, displacing 69 opposition supporters from their homes in October alone, according to the Zimbabwe Human Rights’ Forum (ZHRF).


The ZHRF, which is now itself under threat because of the repressive Non Government Organisations (NGO) Act, brings together 17 of the biggest human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe and regularly reports on political violence and human rights abuses in the country.


In its latest report released just before Christmas, the group said at least four people were tortured in October, either by state agents or militant supports of Robert Mugabe and his ZANU PF party. This brings to 169 the number of torture cases recorded since January 2004.


Four people suspected of being supporters of the country’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), were kidnapped during October and their whereabouts was still unknown at the time the ZHRF report was produced. The October abductions brought to 61 the number of politically motivated kidnappings since the beginning of 2004.


(See the report on Zim Online –


2.1.3        Political tolerance


4.1.1        Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4.            (Government to) safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens, including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression and campaigning … during the electoral process …


7.5        (Government to) take all necessary measures and precautions to prevent the perpetration of fraud, rigging or any other illegal practices throughout the whole electoral process.





Youth militias trained by the Mugabe regime who are helping the state’s Grain Marketing Board (GMB) distribute food at the resort town of Kariba, are demanding that hungry people produce ruling ZANU PF party membership cards before they are given food.


The youths, who were trained under the state’s national youth service training programme, were seconded by the GMB to help the parastatal distribute maize at a subsidized rate to starving people in the town on Zimbabwe’s border with Zambia.


“I have queued for mealie meal for the last four days without success,” said a father of six who admitted to being a member of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party. “Each day the youths insist that only ZANU PF members get mealie meal,” added the father who did not want to be named for fear of further victimization.


More than three million Zimbabweans need food aid between now and the next harvest in March, despite earlier claims by Mugabe that the regime had produced enough food to feed itself – and indeed that there was a “bumper harvest” on the way.


(For the full report see Zim Online:


4.1.1.      Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.3        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.5              (Government to) take all necessary measures and precautions to prevent the perpetration of fraud, rigging or any other illegal practices throughout the whole electoral process, in order to maintain peace and security









It was reported in the Zimbabwean Standard that soldiers from the Zimbabwean army (which takes its orders from the Mugabe regime) beat up at least 10 opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) supporters, seriously injuring one.


The attacks took place at the Sharenza Shopping Centre near Mayo in the Makoni North province during mid December.


The soldiers accused the MDC supporters of attending an “illegal” rally.  According to Elton Mangoma, the aspiring MDC candidate for this constituency in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, the matter was reported to the police but (typically) no arrests were made.


Mangoma said an MDC activist, Elias Sithole, was seriously injured after being assaulted by the soldiers, who insisted he take them to his home where they found MDC party membership cards and T-shirts. 


“They forced Sithole to wear all the T-shirts and force-marched him to the shops where they made him swim in a small pond with dirty water while chanting ZANU PF slogans.  They kicked him until he could not defend himself and left him for dead,” said Mangoma. 


It is understood that Sithole was taken first to the Macheke hospital and then transferred to a hospital in Harare for treatment.


(See the full story in The Standard:

2.1.2        Freedom of   association


2.1.3        Political tolerance


4.1. 2    Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4                (Government to) safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression and campaigning …


7.7(Government to) ensure that adequate security is provided to all parties participating in the elections





The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party’s primary elections set for the Marondera constituency had to be abandoned just before Christmas after young thugs from the ruling ZANU PF party started beating delegates who had assembled for the meeting.  


Two huts belonging to the MDC youth district chairperson, Tapfumanevi Maketo, were burnt down while the parents of the MDC’s organising secretary, Edward Dzeka, were assaulted for hiding their son from the mob.


The drama began after the police moved in to block the meeting, alleging ZANU PF had booked the hall before the MDC. This was despite the fact that the police had initially granted permission to the opposition to hold the meeting.


The police also insisted on taking down the names of all the delegates to the meeting, a tactic said to be used to intimidate people in the rural areas.


It is alleged that the sitting (ZANU PF) member of parliament for the area, Brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri, ordered the disruption of the MDC meeting.


(This report was carried on SW Radio Africa:

2.1.1        Full participation of the citizens in the political process


2.1.2        Freedom of association


4.1.1        Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4        (Government to)  safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens, including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression, and campaigning …


7.7(Government to) ensure that adequate security is provided to all parties participating in the elections





Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has accused Robert Mugabe of rigging the 2005 elections even before a single vote has been cast.  According to MDC spokesman Paul Themba Nyathi, ZANU PF has achieved this by reducing the number of voting constituencies in the MDC strongholds. 


He said that the decision of the Delimitation Commission (whose members were hand-picked by Mugabe) to cut down constituencies in areas supporting the opposition party, while adding three new ones in ruling ZANU PF strongholds, was a part of a strategy to reduce his party’s chances of winning the ballot scheduled to take place in March.


The Delimitation Commission justified its proposals on the grounds of migration of voters.  In his response, Nyathi said: “It beats all logic that Harare, a city whose population has increased by 500 000 people according to census figures that were released in 2004, is supposed to have lost 50 000 voters”.   He added: “Where on earth under modern civilization do you see people migrating from an urban set-up environment to rural constituencies in such large proportions?”


The MDC spokesman cited the decision to reduce constituencies in MDC areas as further evidence of the regime’s unwillingness to uphold SADC electoral guidelines. He called on regional leaders to pressure Mugabe and ZANU PF to abide by the regional standards for democratic polls.


  (See the report in Zim Online: December 21 and 22:

2.1.6        Equal opportunity to exercise the right to vote and be voted for


2.1.7        Independence of the Judiciary and impartiality of electoral institutions


4.1.4        Existence of updated and accessible voters’ roll


7.3              (Government to) establish impartial, all-inclusive, competent and accountable national electoral bodies staffed by qualified personnel, as well as competent legal entities including effective constitutional courts to arbitrate in the event of disputes arising from the conduct of elections.





On the basis of these and numerous other daily breaches of the SADC Protocol on Democratic Elections, it can be seen that the Mugabe regime has yet to show any serious intent to change its ways or to begin to prepare for anything resembling fair and free elections.  In fact, a new raft of oppressive legislation rushed through Parliament recently will result in a situation even worse than that which prevailed during the Parliamentary Elections of 2000 and Presidential Election of 2002, both of which were heavily criticized by observer missions from the international community.


And the March Parliamentary Elections are now a matter of weeks away …..



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Enough is Enough



We have a fundamental right to freedom of expression!



“Mauritius Watch”


The Zimbabwean Elections:

(Monitoring SADC Protocol Violations)


Issue 11.   10 January 2005


On 17 August 2004, SADC leaders meeting in Mauritius adopted the SADC Protocol – Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.  Zimbabwe, as a member of SADC, also signed the Protocol and committed itself to implementing its standards.


“Mauritius Watch” provides a regular, objective and non-partisan assessment of Zimbabwe’s compliance with the Protocol.  In the run-up to the 2005 Parliamentary Elections we note any significant failures to adhere to the SADC standards.






SADC standards breached




Zimbabwe is rated among the three countries in the world with the worst media laws meant to stifle press freedom, according to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN).


In its press freedom report for 2004, the Paris-based WAN said the worst attempts to create legal barriers for journalists were seen in the Islamic republic of Iran, the former Soviet Union republic of Uzbekistan and crisis-torn Zimbabwe.


The WAN report reads in part: “Serious limitations of freedom of expression in the form of national security laws, terrorism acts and criminal defamation laws have landed scores of journalists in prison and resigned many more to practising self-censorship.


“The most audacious attempts to create legal barriers to stifle the press can be seen in Uzbekistan, Iran and Zimbabwe.”


In the last few days Robert Mugabe has signed into law amendments to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), which add further controls and criminal sanctions to an already draconian piece of legislation. Journalists can now be jailed for two years for practising without a licence, while media companies can be closed and have assets seized for operating without being registered.


Hundreds of journalists have been arrested in the past two years while three newspapers, including the country’s only independent and biggest circulating daily newspaper, the Daily News, were shut down for breaching the harsh Press laws.


(See the report in Zim Online: )


2.1.5        Equal opportunity for all political parties to access the state media


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4              (Government to) safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression, and campaigning as well as access to the media on the part of all stakeholders, during the electoral process …









The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH), the country’s sole broadcaster, together with the dominant government controlled newspaper group, Zimpapers, continue to engage in a disinformation campaign in which they regularly propagate hatred and disaffection against government critics.


Dumisani Gandhi, an advocacy officer with the Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe (MMPZ) spoke recently at a human rights workshop in Gweru.  Gandhi said that according to MMPZ findings, the prime targets of hate speech were the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), civic groups, whites and individuals including journalists.  He added that such language could be a recipe for civil strife in the highly polarized political environment of Zimbabwe.


Gandhi cited recent examples of hate speech by Nathaniel Manheru, the Herald columnist, who described the MDC as a “many headed monster whose every limb carries its patenting scales and trait of treachery”.  The same columnist described the outspoken Roman Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube as “the man who wore a face filled with hate but not divine hate, but of a common villager struck with spiteful jealousy … and when raw hate darts out it is seasoned with a bit (of) raw, uncooked saliva…The best medicine is to ignore the idiot, to leave him to wallow in his un-catholic hate …”


(See the report in The Standard:

2.1.3        Political tolerance


2.1.5        Equal opportunity for all political parties to access the state media


4.1.1        Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4.            (Government to) safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression and campaigning … during the electoral process …





The regime of Robert Mugabe plans to incorporate more than

20 000 of its controversial youth militias into the police force ahead of March’s parliamentary election.


The recruitment of the youths, accused by churches and human rights groups of committing violence and terrorizing opponents of the ruling ZANU PF party, will double up police manpower which at present stands at about 21 000 officers.  According to police sources the recruitment is due to be completed by the end of February, just ahead of the poll.


“Initially there were concerns of indiscipline among untrained reserves but the highest authorities sanctioned the move (because) we are racing against time.  It takes six months to train a regular policeman and the election is just around the corner,” said a senior police officer who did not want to be named.


On September 5 2003, Solidarity Peace Trust published a detailed report entitled “Shaping youths in a truly Zimbabwean manner”.  In it they carefully chronicled some of the abuses perpetrated by the youth militia on perceived opponents of ZANU PF and the abuses to which youths in training, especially young girls, were subjected by the national youth service training programme.  The report noted that the youths were subjected to political indoctrination and were brutalized by violence.


The report states that “Conditions in the training camps are confirmed to be severe; particularly in the first year of implementation, rampant sexual activity among youth militia themselves was widely reported. Female youth militia have reported rape on a systematic basis in some camps, involving girls as young as 11 years of age.


“Youth militia pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV, have been reported as resulting from youth militia training experiences from a variety of sources in the last two years.  Camp instructors are commonly implicated as among the rapists.”


(See the report 0n Zim Online;

(To read the Solidarity Peace Trust Report log on to their website,


2.1.3    Political tolerance


4.1.1.      Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.5              (Government to) take all necessary measures and precautions to prevent the perpetration of fraud, rigging or any other illegal practices throughout the whole electoral process, in order to maintain peace and security


7.7      (Government to) ensure that adequate security is provided to all parties participating in the elections











In a bid to secure their compliance with the ruling party, the ZANU PF regime of Robert Mugabe has purchased brand new Mazda B 1800 trucks for Zimbabwe’s traditional leaders, the chiefs.  Now the regime plans to give them wide ranging legal powers, a move seen as giving them more power to punish those who support the opposition.


In October last year Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo announced the upgrading of chiefs’ status, giving them powers to preside over cases with a monetary value up to Z$ 100 million.  (Roughly equivalent to USD 17,400 or Rand 105,000 – a huge sum in impoverished rural Zimbabwe)


In reporting on these moves SW Radio Africa, an independent news service which broadcasts from London, commented: “With elections just around the corner the ruling party is going all out to make them (the chiefs) not only comfortable but powerful.”  Their report cited the example of Chief Tedious Matambanashe from the Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe district of Mashonaland East, who banished a family of eight because of reports they were opposition supporters.


The same incident was reported in the Zimbabwe Independent (January 7).  And there have been numerous other recent examples of ZANU PF using the traditional leaders to intimidate the rural population so that they are too afraid to support the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.


Previous elections have been punctuated with promises of telephone lines, cell phones and a secretary each for the chiefs, while tarred roads were laid down to their homesteads.


(Reported on SW Radio Africa -

(See also the report in the Zimbabwe Independent;


4.1.2    Conducive        environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.4                (Government to) safeguard the human and civil liberties of all citizens including the freedom of movement, assembly, association, expression and campaigning …


7.5                (Government to) take all necessary measures and precautions to prevent the perpetration of fraud, rigging or any other illegal practices throughout the whole electoral process …






Scores of teachers last week converged on the offices of the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture in Mutare, seeking transfers from rural schools to urban and peri-urban stations.

Nearly 100 teachers were seeking urgent transfers, citing transport costs and the fear of potential violence in the forthcoming election as their reason for doing so.


In the 2000 parliamentary election and the 2002 presidential elections teachers were targeted for violence mainly by ruling party activists, including so-called war veterans. They were accused of supporting or being sympathetic to the popular opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.  Some of them were harassed, beaten up and forced to flee their rural schools.


Shortly before the presidential election in 2002, 30 schools around the country were closed by ZANU PF supporters.  Stan Mudenge, the Foreign Minister, told a teachers’ meeting:  “You can even be killed for supporting the opposition.”


(Reported in The Standard:


2.1.2         Freedom of association


2.1.3        Political tolerance


4.1.1        Constitutional and legal guarantees of freedom and rights of the citizens


4.1.2        Conducive environment for free, fair and peaceful elections


7.7(Government to) ensure that adequate security is provided to all parties participating in the elections








The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has produced through its Information and Publicity Department, a detailed report on the human rights abuses suffered by its supporters and officials at the hands of ZANU PF supporters, youth militia, state agents and war veterans. In the report, which covers the year 2004, the incidents are set out in chronological order.  Some of these incidents will be cited in the next issue of Mauritius Watch.


(The MDC Report can be viewed on






Note:  The fraudulent and violence-ridden elections of 2000 and 2002 were narrowly “won” by Robert Mugabe, who has maintained his iron grip on the country by using strategies designed to annihilate all forms of opposition.


Although a date has not been given yet for the Parliamentary Elections which Mugabe has indicated will take place some time in March,  already it can be seen that there is no prospect that those elections will be fair and free.  During the eleven weeks that Sokwanele has been systematically tracking and recording developments, it has become increasingly apparent that the regime is moving further away from the SADC Protocol on Democratic Elections, rather than towards compliance.  The regime is going to some lengths within the region to portray itself as moving to meet those criteria, but the reality is totally different.  Behind the façade of democracy, every institution or legal principle which would favour a free and fair election, has been systematically destroyed to ensure that the poll will produce a pre-determined result favouring the ruling party.


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Cosatu meets with Zimbabwe trade union in Cape Town

January 22, 2005, 20:45

A senior delegation from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)
met with their counterpart from the Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions in
Cape Town today.

Zwelinzima Vavi, the Cosatu general-secretary, said on the items on the
agenda was Cosatu's plan for a second fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe. The
delegation has scheduled a media briefing for tomorrow morning.

Cosatu's first fact-finding mission was deported from Zimbabwe last
year. - Sapa
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Now local elephant herds can be helped

      To the editor:

      The recent trip to Africa by our intrepid members of the state agency
concerned with wildlife management should bring relief to all citizens of
the Eastern Shore. At last, we have men who know how to manage the elephant
herds of Northampton and Accomack counties. It does bring to mind, however,
the old Groucho Marx line, "This morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know."

      The true shame of the trip, however, was that it took place in
Zimbabwe, which is now a cruel dictatorship with no civil rights and a
ruthless government. Also, the pusillanimous replies to criticism of the
trip fail to mention the disposal of any ivory, the sale of which is now
banned by international law. As far as supplying bush meat to villages, this
is an old rationalization and I refer you to the December issue of
Smithsonian magazine for a full discussion of bush meat and the rapid
disappearance of African wildlife. Lastly, our courageous group managed to
kill a Sabel antelope, the handsomest and rarest of the big antelopes -- a
truly noble buck. How sad, but what a story to tell the grandchildren, when
sables will be a memory.

      N.C. Galen


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'Rice is an apologist for white sins'
          January 22 2005 at 03:16PM

      Harare - Zimbabwe's state-run Herald daily on Saturday branded
newly-named American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as "anti-black" and
an apologist for "white sins" for calling Harare an "outpost of tyranny".

      A weekly column compared Rice to her predecessor, Colin Powell, whom
it called an "Uncle Tom", a put-down of a black person who is overeager to
win the approval of whites.

      "She is a black woman who will be manly and white in her relentless
assault on blacks, their liberties and their remnant and dwindling
sovereignties," said the column.

      "She will be a black who washes away the sins of white power as it
bludgeons non-white states."

      The comments came after Rice on Tuesday described Belarus, Cuba, Iran,
Myanmar, North Korea and Zimbabwe as "outposts of tyranny".

      The Herald said Rice was a "genuine door bell whose chime announces
the arrival of the white Bush, the same way her 'outposts of tyranny' speech
foreshadowed and set the tone for Bush's inauguration one."

      "She is no denizen of the black square, a place she associates with
failure, dishonour and shame," it said, adding that those who expected her
to "proclaim the cause of the black man and woman, demanding atonement,"
would be bitterly disappointed.

      The Herald predicted that Rice would be the "alto horn that leads and
plays harbinger to Bush's bass as it thunders and rings across the globe
with Iraq as its lighter prelude".

      Evoking former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, whose tenure
was marked among other things by the Falklands war, it said Rice's
"hardline, militaristic stance can always win her big balls, the size of
which the Iron Lady would covet".

      The Herald claimed Rice would "not rest until every assertive black
state is subdued and incorporated into the 'fear society' that Iraq has now

      But it said "American might" could be "buffeted and fought off with
small arms and a bit of irregular ingenuity" as shown during the Vietnam war
and the more presently "in the streets of Iraq".

      The Zimbabwean government on Friday dismissed Rice's comments, saying
Harare was unruffled about what "fascists" thought of it.

      "The western world is now composed and governed by fascists,"
Zimbabwe's Anti-Corruption Minister Didymus Mutasa told reporters, when
asked about Rice's comments.

      "When you look at the way that Iraq is, and the way the Palestinians
have been ignored, and the way that we and others who are socialists are
being treated, you cannot doubt that these people are fascists," said

      "The best we can do is to ignore them and just work for the good of
our people."

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Mail and Guardian

      MDC worried about Zimbabwe's election body


      22 January 2005 10:39

            Zimbabwe's main opposition party has "serious reservations"
about the credentials of the man chosen to head a new election commission to
supervise crunch legislative polls in March.

            But the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), in a statement
issued late Friday, said it hoped the body -- aimed at bringing Zimbabwe in
line with southern African regional standards for transparent elections -- 
would do its job without fear or favour.

            MDC secretary for information and publicity Paul Nyathi said his
organisation "has serious reservations in respect of the impartiality and
independence of the person appointed as the chairperson".

            He said High Court judge, George Chiweshe, appointed on Thursday
to head the five-member panel, was "not known for the impartiality in the
manner in which he has handled cases relating to MDC and its members".

            He alleged that MDC members had been "falsely implicated" in an
abduction and murder case by Chiweshe, adding that it hoped he would now
"return to the ideals ... of fairness, impartiality and integrity".

            The MDC, which is threatening to boycott the upcoming elections,
has dismissed the poll reforms as cosmetic and meaningless.

            The MDC, rights groups and foreign experts had branded
Zimbabwe's last two elections in 2000 and 2002 as marred by fraud,
intimidation and violence.

            Nyathi said his party however hoped that the new poll commission
would ensure that Zimbabweans "for so long denied the democratic right to
choose a government ... have at least the opportunity to participate in
elections ... beyond reproach in every respect."

            It called upon the body to ensure that all contesting parties
have equal and fair access to the public media, end a police crackdown on
opposition meetings, and guarantee that the voters' rolls are properly
compiled and made available to the public.

            President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zimbabwe African National
Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party, in power since independence from
Britain in 1980, hopes to strengthen its hold on power in the March polls. -

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Mail and Guardian

      MDC's curtsy to Thabo 'pays off'

      Rapule Tabane

      The African National Congress's surprise censure of Zanu-PF this week
is seen as a spin-off from last year's fence-mending between the ANC and
Zimbabwe's largest opposition party.

      During a visit to South Africa towards the end of last year, Movement
for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai endorsed President
Thabo Mbeki as an honest broker between Zimbabwe's two antagonists.

      This stance was a U-turn from the MDC's position that condemned the
ANC as biased in favour of Zanu-PF because of their historical links as
fraternal liberation movements.

      This week ANC secretary general Kgalema Motlanthe told a media
conference that the ANC was committed to ensuring free and fair elections in
Zimbabwe in March and that the outcome was respected by all parties. For
this to take place, Zanu-PF would have to create the right campaigning

      Motlanthe said it was an anomaly that the MDC, and the largest
opposition grouping that controlled some municipalities and a registered
party, still had to ask for police permission to hold meetings.

      "That, in itself, impairs the MDC's ability to interact with their
constituency," Motlanthe said.

      He added that it was time Zimbabwe's police became impartial in the
execution of their duties.

      Motlanthe said, that by raising these issues, the ANC was confirming
its policy of lending support to Zimbabweans to resolve their own problems.
He added that leaders of the two parties flew in and out of South Africa to
confer with the ANC.

      Motlanthe's remarks were the outcome of an ANC policy lekgotla held at
the beginning of every year. Zimbabwe is believed to have elicited a robust
debate, with no less than 20 speakers expressing themselves.

      In the end, the party decided to communicate more openly about its
efforts in Zimbabwe, according to a source who attended the meeting.

      The central theme was also the need for the tripartite alliance not to
express fragmented views on Zimbabwe and to agree on a uniform approach.

      Although Motlanthe cocked a snook at the Congress of South African
Trade Union's (Cosatu) intentions to go back to Zimbabwe on a fact-finding
mission this week, it is understood the matter itself was not discussed at
the lekgotla.

      Cosatu has responded angrily to Motlanthe's remark that its members
were attention-seekers, saying it bordered on an attack on the union
federation's integrity.

      ANC spokesperson Smuts Ngonyama told the Mail & Guardian that Zanu-PF
had taken a resolution at its congress last year to work for the promotion
of free, fair and violence-free elections. He said Zanu-PF had promised to
pass on that message to all its structures. Similar undertakings had been
made by the MDC.

      Explaining the ANC's unexpected remarks, South African Communist Party
spokesperson Mazibuko Jara said the ANC had taken stock of its own
engagement with Zanu-PF, had listened to what the MDC had been saying all
along and had taken its alliance partners' views into account.

      "It was important for the ANC to come out clearly and reaffirm its
views on democracy and human rights. We have stressed the need for
non-equivocation on issues of democracy. We have to safeguard the moral
foundations of our own revolution," Jara said.

      Political analyst Eddie Maloka said the MDC had brought itself back
from the wilderness by acknowledging Mbeki as an honest broker. When
Tsvangirai acknowledged the South African leader, he simultaneously called
for him to exert pressure on President Robert Mugabe to ensure free
elections, and that is now bearing fruit.

      Mugabe himself is believed to be under pressure from his own senior
members, who wish to preserve Zanu-PF's standing and are worried about the
party's constant projection as an oppressive force.
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From The Financial Mail (SA), 14 January

Banking sector full of holes

By a special correspondent

Less than two months after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) had pronounced
the CFX Banking group to be in "in sound condition", the central bank put
CFX under curatorship. Just before Christmas it became the tenth financial
institution to be closed out of a total of 40. Astonishingly, too, less than
two months after it had declared CFX sound, the RBZ decided it was
undercapitalised and guilty of poor corporate governance and unsound risk
management. In January 2005, 13 months after Gideon Gono took over as RBZ
governor, eight banks, including four large players - Trust Bank,
Intermarket Banking Group, Time Bank and CFX Financial Services - are in
curatorship, and two others - First National Building Society and Rapid
Discount House - are in provisional liquidation. The closure of CFX, seen as
one of the well-managed banking groups, shocked the markets. Hundreds of
depositors have had their funds broken and customers have been unable to
access their month-end salaries, though many were allowed to withdraw up to
half of their December pay-cheques. The CFX debacle is blamed on fraud by
some senior managers after the merger of CFX and the Century Banking group
last September. In December, top management was astonished to be told it had
made losses of more than Z$115bn. According to a report by RBZ supervisors,
management accounts showed a surplus of Z$9bn because the $115bn loss had
been unreported for 10 months - well before the merger.

In October, Gono promised to clean up the banking system by merging most of
the failed banking institutions into a new state-owned bank, Zimbabwe Allied
Banking Group (ZABG), which was to have been operational already. Officials
now say they expect it to open in the next few weeks, though there is little
detail as to how it will be financed. Bankers say it needs capital of at
least Z$2 trillion (about R2bn) and even if smoke and mirrors are used to
capitalise the bank (possibly by converting RBZ loans into capital), this is
unlikely to be adequate. No money was set aside in the 2005 national budget
for this purpose and bankers say that unless government comes to the party
with a substantial stake, depositors are unlikely to support the new
institution. The current plan is for anyone who has more than Z$5m in one of
the closed institutions to convert this into equity in ZABG, but this could
be challenged in the courts. The net result of all this has been to leave
Zimbabwe with a fractured, three-tier banking system. The top tier comprises
the international banks - Barclays, Standard Chartered, SA-owned Stanbic and
MBCA Bank. On the next level is the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe, in which
Absa has a 26% stake, and the state-controlled Zimbabwe Banking Corp. The
rest are lumped together (unfairly, their owners and managers feel) on the
third tier as institutions that are suffering to varying degrees from a
"flight to quality" in the market as a whole. This is most unfair to some
sound, well-managed banks that have become victims of systemic risk through
no fault of their own.

RBZ supervisors have been criticised for failing to detect weaknesses in
failed banks, but where, as was the case with CFX, four different due
diligence reports by auditors and others apparently failed to uncover the
problem, RBZ supervisors alone cannot be held responsible. That said, it is
now more than a year since the RBZ's supervisory department published what
used to be regular quarterly reports on the health of the banking industry.
Furthermore, it is nearly two years since an IMF team warned government and
the RBZ about the health of the banking industry. Gono hopes that the ZABG
initiative, plus the requirement that all financial institutions be rated by
a reputable rating agency, will rehabilitate the industry. With a strong
economy and access to IMF support, this might have been possible. But the
economy is very weak. Government's hopes for a strong agriculture-led
rebound in 2005 have been dented by reduced and late plantings and patchy
rainfall; and IMF support looks to be at least a year away, depending on how
the politics evolve during 2005. All of which suggests that Zimbabwe's
banking sector is not yet out of the woods.
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From The Mail & Guardian (SA), 22 January

The worm turns

Donwald Pressly

An apparent about-turn by South Africa's ruling African National Congress
(ANC) on the burning Zimbabwe issue comes in the wake of the detention of an
alleged South African spymaster by that country. The public change in stance
towards Zimbabwe -- which has been associated until now with a policy of
"silent diplomacy" and turning a blind-eye to humanitarian abuses in that
country -- was picked up on Tuesday by the Congress of South African Trade
Unions (Cosatu) which publicly welcomed the change of heart although it did
not link it to the spy story. The Foreign Affairs department's spokesperson
has declined to comment at this stage about the spy incident - but it is
believed to have been pivotal in the ruling party's changed public stance
towards Zimbabwe. Last week an Intelligence Ministry spokesperson said in a
statement that it was aware of media reports but to "the best of our
knowledge" the information did not provide any basis for concluding that
South Africa was involved in illegally soliciting information about
Zimbabwe. The statement noted that the intelligence services were in touch
with their Zimbabwean counterparts at all times.

The Rapport newspaper reported on Sunday that a 40-year-old white South
African who apparently tried to "turn" the head of the counter-intelligence
chief of the Zimbabwe Central Intelligence Organisation had been taken into
detention at Victoria Falls in December. It was also reported that other
prominent Zimbabweans, including a ruling Zanu-PF Member of Parliament,
Phillip Chiyangwa, a banker Tendai Matambonadzo, and a Zanu PF official Itai
Marchi, had been also detained. It was reported that Chiyangwa had last week
denied in the High Court in Harare that he had received about R60 000 ($10
000) a month from a South African agent in exchange for information about
economic and political developments in that country. South Africa's eTV news
on Monday night also made the link between the South African government's
apparent change in stance towards Zimbabwe - and the spy story. It also
reported that the South African authorities were not commenting on the
incident. Meanwhile Cosatu, which is an alliance partner of the South
African ruling ANC, has noted "with pleasure" comments made by a top party
official which turned up the heat on the Zimbabwean government. Cosatu
spokesperson Patrick Craven was responding on Tuesday to remarks made on
Monday by ANC secretary general Kgalema Motlanthe who expressed concern that
the Zimbabwean official opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
required permission to hold public meetings.

Motlanthe made the remarks after a meeting of the ruling party's national
executive committee. He said: "We have been concerned about several things.
The MDC is a party that participates in Parliament and it controls several
municipalities. This [having to ask for permission to hold meetings] impairs
their ability to interact with their constituencies." Craven said: "We are
heartened by the secretary general's historic remarks, coming shortly before
the forthcoming elections [in March] in our neighbouring country, on the
need to level the playing field, the removal of restrictions on opposition
parties and the call for the police to behave in an impartial manner." This
time the ANC will find it difficult to criticise Cosatu for attempting to
carry out a second fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe. After its delegation
was booted out of the country last October, Cosatu wrote to the Zimbabwe
Labour Minister Paul Mangwana about a new mission and is awaiting a reply.
However, Mangwana was reported in the Daily Mirror as saying that if Cosatu
"bulldozed its way into the country", it was going to meet the same fate as
last year. He was quoted as saying that "unwanted people are thrown away. If
they come we will force them into the next Kombi."

The gap in approaches by Cosatu and the ANC over Zimbabwe, however, may have
closed significantly - with both now acknowledging that the conditions for
holding free and fair elections aren't exactly in place - but Craven did
object to a comment made by Motlanthe on SABC TV news that Cosatu's agenda -
to visit the country last year - was motivated by the desire to attract
headlines in the media. Craven said on Tuesday: "This uncharacteristic
comment borders on an attack on Cosatu's integrity when it addresses these
important issues." "Cosatu, acting under a mandate from its national
congress, has at all times been concerned only to defend the human rights
and economic well-being of our fellow-workers in Zimbabwe and to show
solidarity with our comrades in the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions,"
Craven, who is also editor of the Shopsteward Journal, added. Pressure will
now be on the African National Congress to resolve the remaining tensions
with its alliance partner -- but the hands are now apparently outstretched
publicly to find a common path over Zimbabwe. To mix a metaphor: An alleged
spy seems to have turned into a fly in Zimbabwe's political ointment.
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