Mugabe farm miners threaten to sue Grace

THE three artisanal gold miners at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, which is at the centre of an ownership wrangle betwen themselves and the former First Lady Grace Mugabe , have threatened to sue her for labelling them as “thieves and illegal gold panners”, who had invaded her private property.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, the miners said they were the rightful owners of the land and gold claims, which Grace claims ownership to.

They accused her of encroaching into their property and abusing her political muscle in a bid to grab their gold mining claims.

“We have instructed our lawyers to file for a lawsuit. She can’t claim that we are invaders, illegal occupants, when we were the first people to be allocated the property and she know this, but was abusing the political muscle that she had,” the miners’ leader, Shepard Nyazvigo, said.

He showed journalists copies of a High Court order, case number HC293/18, barring police and Mugabe’s Gushungo Holdings from interfering with the trio’s mining activities.

The miners last week resisted attempts by Grace to push them out after she filed land invasion charges against them. In her statement to the police, Grace also claimed that the miners had stolen 31 laptops from her Mazowe orphanage, a claim which was later dismissed by Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu as false.

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8 Comments

  1. zvatoshorana gonzo nachin’ayi

  2. how it feels to be powerless

  3. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Tongayi Dhehwa Moyo, “KUKANDA NEKUVHIKA”.

    1. KG kukanda nekuvhika kwakaipa

  4. Why didn’t those so-called 3 miners use the proper legal channels to have the former first lady removed therefrom in the first place than invade and destroy property and land. Can we please be serious and remember than the land and enviroment those 3 are claiming ownership doesn’t actually belong to them for their short term gains in few grammes of gold worth few quarts or scuds of beer at some middle of nowhere bottle store, but to the entire nation and its future generations. Mpofu should know these facts and stop grandstanding in a desperate attempt to spruce up his image after his parliamentary brawl against Mliswa and gain cheap personal political milage.

    1. Is a court order not a legal channel?

  5. kabius kekedu

    If there is basis for it then please sue this mad woman. I want to see her in court one day answering to some impolite questions. Things are still very far away from her at the moment. With time they will get right into her underwear and she will scream. Achademba kuti dai akagara hake achihura ku Mufakose zvaiva nani.

  6. Jesus says vengeance is mine

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