Expat pays millions for ‘stolen’ Zim land

2008-07-01 00:00

A South African expatriate has paid millions of dollars to a former Israeli gun-runner with links to Robert Mugabe in a bizarre bid to secure 99-year leases on farmland seized by the Zimbabwean government as part of its land reform programme.

In an interview with Colin Freeze of the Globe and Mail, to be published today, Ben-Menashe said: “Those deals are just land in Zimbabwe, that’s all … This is not money that has come into our [Dickens & Madson’s] pockets.”

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