Farmers kicked out of farm…Court orders them to pay $10 000 fine each or spend 10 days behind bars


FOUR Raffingora families, who occupied a farm illegally, have appeared in court.

Brian Give, 30, Portia Purazi, 33, Nyarai Charumbira, 27, and Kudakwashe Gatsi, 27, appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate, Chido Garwe.

They were accused of unlawfully occupying gazetted land, without an offer letter.

Garwe gave the quartet a three-months eviction notice.

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The four had illegally occupied Morning Star Farm, Raffingora, in Zvimba North district.

Prosecuting, Odra Chitora, told the court that subdivision of Morning Star Farm was done in 2002 and gazetted by the Government of Zimbabwe.

The court heard that in 2003, the farm was allocated to Njodzi Machirori, who passed away in 2011.

Machirori left his wife, Tendai Bare, living on the land, but she was given a transfer letter to another farm in 2013.

Chitoro told the court that from 2014, to August 3, 2022, the quartet settled illegally on the farm, in contravention of the law.

— HMetro

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