Bona Mugabe loses farm

Bona Chikore

ZANU PF Mashonaland East political commissar Herbert Shumbamhini has successfully reclaimed his farm, which was grabbed by former President Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona and his in-laws a few years ago.


Shumbamhini, who became homeless after the invasion of the 350-hectare sub-division of Divonia Farm, has already moved back onto the farm and is currently resuscitating the infrastructure that was allegedly vandalised during his absence.
In 2014, Mugabe’s in-laws, the Chikores, took over about 600ha of Divonia Farm before elbowing out their neighbour, Shumbamhini, as they extended their hectarage. Shumbamhini, who is also Zanu PF’s Mutoko South parliamentary candidate, yesterday confirmed getting back his farm back.

“I moved in recently and I have begun resuscitating everything here. They had destroyed my property, including the house and boreholes. I was left with nothing. I lost my cattle and farming equipment. I am currently trying to rise again. I have no vendetta against them (Chikores). I forgave them a long time ago and it is time to move on,” he said.

“After grabbing about 600ha, they took over my 350ha farm, as they sought to extend their hectorage. But what is surprising is that they did not utilise the land. All in all, I am relieved and excited to have my farm back.”

Divonia Farm is located near Juru Growth Point, with the remaining part currently under the Chikores reportedly belonging to a white farmer known as Hunter.

During the farm invasion, Shumbamhini said he was persecuted for being aligned to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction.

He tried to get land in the Masomera area, but failed. He later got a temporary space at Dormavale Farm in Marondera before moving back to Divonia Farm.

“I have already started farming activities, I have no tractors and any other equipment, but I am honoured to be back to the farm,” Shumbamhini added.

The Mnangagwa administration has vowed to seize land from multiple farm owners, including the Mugabes who are reportedly owners of vast tracts of land.

Addressing a star rally at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Saturday, Mnangagwa said the Lands Commission officials were currently moving around conducting an audit, adding that the exercise would see a number of bigwigs losing some of their land, which in turn would benefit others.


  1. Tsvangirai included as well. He had acquired so much in his short time after trade unionism. Left MDC broke

  2. They took from the whites and then they take from each other sad. What on earth did Bona need a farm for? What experience did she have of running a farm?
    Lets hope things settle after elections and ALL farmers can get on with feeding the nation.
    Let nobody go hungry again.

  3. So the Chikores also got into the act of stealing knowing that no one would do anything to them as long as Robert was in power. It must have hurt them to see the old man fall.

  4. but shumbamhinhi unoidii farm iwe usina kana equipment, its going to be another idle , worthless misuse of our countries” resources why not give it to someone who is competent enough to generate income from it thereby employing citizens and enhancing cash flow into the sector, ur just as useless as the Chikores and mugabes

  5. 350 hectares and u have no tractors. Zero capital and u think u will utilize the farm fully, what a big joke

  6. One Zim one farm.They were so naive the whole family thinking daddy will rule until donkeys develop horns and he would reach 100 and leave it to mummy and finally her.Well politicians especially in my beloved country should encourage their children to read books about history of the world .They will have an idea that nomatter how powerful you and korky you maybe, someone somewhere will stop you.

  7. The operation restore legacy removed many poor people from Mugabe bondage, thanks God we know it was his work. In Norton Mugabe family caused untold suffering, there was severe emotional abuse. The Damofalls land developers and its customers were being terrorised from 2014 up to 15 November 2018.Marshlands and Darwendale (Damofalls) view phase 1 were earmarked for an illegal buffer-zone were there was no one wanted to be hold accountable. However, the the council went on to enforce the illegal imposition only to silently start to approve the plans as if everything was ok. It is good for the nation to know that Mugabe personalised Darwendale Dam (Lake Manyame) u can not walk along the south bank of the lake, this is bullshit. Surely how can a national resource be personalised. Government should not wait for people to take the law into their own hands but should address the problem. 5 Farms in a roll along the lake why? Some of us we were laughing when this old man preached one many one farm.

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