Zimbabwe police on Wednesday tore down dozens of village houses at Manzou Farm in Mazowe in a move to force the villagers off the farm to reportedly pave way for the conversion of the vast farmland into First Lady Grace Mugabe’s private wildlife sanctuary.
Six truckloads of armed police were reportedly deployed to the farm.
The police, according to reports, ordered the villagers to immediately take out their belongings from the houses targeted for destruction.
By Everson Mushava
Pictures by Shepherd Tozvireva
In some cases where the villagers were not at home, police officers forced their way in and threw property out before pulling down the structures.