Ex-Zanu-PF leader 'must co-exist with the white farmer'... at least for now – court

2018-06-23 07:50
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The High Court of Zimbabwe has reportedly stopped a provincial minister from evicting an ex-Zanu-PF youth leader from his farm. 

This came after Zimbabwean authorities reportedly said that they were planning to take Kudzai Chipanga's Wakefield farm and give it back to its previous white owner Andrew Dawson. 

According to NewsDay, a letter dated May 31 from the Makoni district land committee recommended that Chipanga's farm be returned to its previous owner, "while awaiting to give the farm to Manicaland State University".

Headlands Zanu-PF legislator Christopher Chingosho claimed that the farm was illegally given to Chipanga by an ex-Zanu-PF senior leader at the height of faction battles in the party.

But a Daily News report said on Friday that Chipanga, will - for now - have to go back to the farm and "co-exist with the white farmer" pending the court's decision.

Chipanga reportedly launched a High Court application in which he accused several government officials of grabbing his farm and giving it back to Dawson.

"We have agreed by consent that the status quo be restored and that Chipanga goes back to the farm and co-exist with the white farmer pending the outcome of an eviction order filed by Chipanga before a different court," Chipanga's lawyer was quoted as saying. 

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