White farmer bounces back

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

OVER 22 families spent the night out in the cold, having been evicted from a subdivision of Glenara Estates along the old Mazowe Road on Thursday, following a High Court order.

The farm was allocated to Mavis Rondozai in 2001 at the height of Zimbabwe’s bloody farm invasions.

Rondozai was reportedly allocated the land illegally, triggering a protracted court battle as farm owner Kelvin James won the right to return to his farm 17 years later.

The farm, which was now being run by Rondozai’s children following her death in 2006, had become home to nearly 100 people who were also forced out of the land. They had their homes
destroyed under the watch of the Deputy Sheriff.

Tambudzai Chikukutu, who was evicted from the farm said they had left their cattle, farm, produce and 17 years of a livelihood following the eviction.

“We had paid fees for our children for the term that opens next week, bought uniforms; we are even yet to harvest our crops, but following this cruel move we are left without hope and
disturbed,” she said.

Another victim, Abigail Mujere, said reports were that their offer letters had been dismissed as fraudulent.

“They argue that the summons in the matter where the former farm owner was filling for eviction were served at the wrong address. They further argued that our offer letters were
fake, but we know they are not fake. Something fishy is going on,” she said.

Mujere said the farm was handed over to her in-laws by Transport deputy minister Fortune Chasi.

“We were given the keys to the house by our MP Chasi in 2001. We have since approached him so that he deals with this matter. He has promised to help us,” she said.

A number of illegal farm invaders have, of late, been evicted from the various farms they grabbed in 2000.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has, however, said the land reform will not be reversed, but the latest evictions are raising anxiety among the new farmers.

7 Comments

  1. What goes round comes round, when they invaded the land they gave the white farmer a few hours to pack his bags.

    1. Hear hear!

  2. The best way to deal with the devil is to pay him with his own coin. Thisissweet music. Mugabe is nowhere to help these lunatics now.

  3. blackshithole

    This is just the beginning…

  4. This is a great injustice…this white Rhodesian has blood on his hands…these people originally took the land from our ancestors and murdered them. Had we done a fraction of white these white supremacists did in in Britain, no black man would still own a piece of land in Britain.

    As if dispossessing, killing our ancestors was not enough…what disgrace this is, what a great disgrace.

  5. This is a great injustice…this white Rhodesian has blood on his hands…these people originally took the land from our ancestors and murdered them. Had we done a fraction of white these white supremacists did in in Britain, no black man would still own a piece of land in Britain.

    As if dispossessing, killing our ancestors was not enough…what disgrace this is, what a great disgrace.

    But justice is coming..

  6. we are not going to sit and watch as our land is taken back again no no no Mr President, i hope this issue in question has got nothing whats so ever to do with returning land, The land belongs to us black simple, no white person owns land here in Zim, give me 1 black person who owns land in England,

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