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Pictures: Grace Mugabe evicts villagers

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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.

Hopeless villagers sit besides a destroyed hut at Manzou farm in Mazowe
Hopeless villagers sit besides a razed hut at Manzou farm in Mazowe
A girl prepares food in the open for her evicted family
A girl prepares food in the open for her evicted family
Pondering on the next move-villagers sit on a log as they look at their dumped property.
Pondering on the next move-villagers sit on a log as they look at their dumped property.
What is left of what was once shelter as villagers have their homes destroyed
What is left of what was once a home as villagers have their homes destroyed
Police ordering villagers to vacate their houses.
Police ordering villagers to vacate their homes.

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