Mugabe in fresh farm evictions

MASVINGO - In a fresh wave of farm evictions - which the government had officially said were over as it was refocusing on raising production on land already acquired from whites - Masvingo provincial governor Willard Chiwewe wrote to more than 10 white farmers ordering them to surrender their land a

nd equipment to the government.
Under the government’s tough land seizure laws, a farmer cannot challenge in court the expropriation of his land by the government and faces jail for removing equipment from the farm.
There were also reports that government militias and veterans of Zimbabwe’s 1970s independence war had been sent out to pressure farmers to give up their properties.
A former official of the Commercial Farmers Union in Masvingo, Mike Nickson, described the situation as unbearable, adding farmers had no option but “to surrender our properties in order to save our lives.” – ZimOnline

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