Grace’s evictees seek Chombo, Chihuri arrest

NINE of the hundreds of villagers recently kicked out of Arnold Farm in Mazowe district to pave way for the expansion of First Lady Grace Mugabe’s business empire have filed contempt of court charges against Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe
First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe

Through their lawyers from Donsa-Nkomo and Mutangi legal firm, the villagers say they want Chombo and Chihuri arrested and charged for defying a High Court order staying their evictions.

They claim that police have set up base at the farm and blocked them from entering the property to harvest their crops, adding the law enforcement agents at the site indicated they only recognised orders given by their bosses.

The villagers were forcibly moved out of the farm and had their homes torched after they refused to vacate the property they allegedly invaded at the height of the land reform programme in 2000.

They have also sought the intervention of Sadc and African Union leaders to stop the evictions.

But Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha argued that the villagers were not farmers, but gold panners wreaking havoc in the area.

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7 Comments

  1. refugee in my own country

    @Martin Dinha kuManzou korimwa shaa hausati wasvikako kungotaurawo chete uko enda pa ground woona hako murikutokanganisa neizvozvo ,inga ndakakumbira wani tivakirei ma refugee camps tigareko hedu nokuti hatina misha apo you expect to be voted for ,toona

  2. You borrow bricks from the devil to build your house and this is what happens when he comes to collect… Shame !!

    1. I could not have said it better than this. Devils things have got a miserable end. just like owning a goblin. ZANU PF is the biggest goblin.

  3. I’m sorry to the evicted farmers, but let me remind them that they reap what they sow. They are the very pple who voted Matibili into power. Come 2018, they will know where to put their X.

  4. Now they want SADC and AU intervention but when they invaded they thumbed their noses at them and the law. It will be fun to see how they vote next elections

  5. Ignatious Chombora

    stop calling them Grace evictees. It is Robert Mugabe who evicted thiem. He is the leader of the Mugabe family. Grace adini zvake muwanikwa? Matibili is the greedy s.o.b! must go back to Malawi. nxa!

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