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Army Colonel Behind Karoi Farmer's Eviction

Army Colonel Behind Karoi Farmer's Eviction

A top Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) official only identified as Colonel Gwanzura is reportedly behind the eviction of Karoi commercial farmer Garry Hobbs.

Hobbs had close links with the late former President Robert Mugabe and was one of the few white farmers who supported ZANU PF.

Hobbs’s farm, called Chisuwa Farm or John Impi, is situated about 30 kilometres north of Karoi town in Hurungwe North constituency.

Despite having an offer letter, Hobbes and his family on Thursday woke up to a team from the Sheriff’s Office accompanied by armed police officers to enforce the eviction order.

A removal truck was waiting to transport Hobbs’ household furniture, while tractors and other farm implements were removed from the premises.

The farmer was served an eviction order in November last year and an eviction notice came in March this year.

NewsDay reported a senior ZANU PF source speaking on condition that he is not named as saying:

He enjoyed immunity from the chaotic land reform as he was close to Mugabe as he was looking after his (Mugabe’s) in-laws that he supported with all farming expertise.

The publication reported that both Gwanzura and Hobbs could not be reached for comment.

On Friday Information permanent secretary Ndavaningi Mangwana said Hobbs had not been evicted despite the eviction order.

In a tweet, Mangwana said there was a boundary confusion that was being resolved by relevant authorities.

More: NewsDay


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4 Comments

Mrs soko 5 months ago

Temba vanhu vaya vatanga huyaudzimure Moto


Shadows 5 months ago

Masojaka makuzvinyanya. Vakuru vacho varikuzvionawo hr. Vamwe marobbers, vamwe vakuita land invasion, vamwe rapists. Murikumbodzidzisana kutiiko kna muri kumabarrack uko. Nyaraiwo imi.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

THESE ARE SOME OF THE DOINGS FOR WHICH THE WEST ALLEGE ATHATP ZIMBABWE DOES NOT FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW.

IF MR HOBBS IS IN POSSESSION OF AN OFFER LETTER, DOES THIS COLONEL WANT TO EVICT HIM FROM THE FARM HE LEGALLY ACQUIRED? HIS OFFENCE IS HE WAS IN GOOD BOOKS WITH THE LATE FORMER PRESIDENT ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE !!!!! SHAME ON YOU COLONEL GWANZURA.

MR HOBBS SUPPORTED ZANU PF THROUGH HIS FRIEND ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, THE THEN PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE. THE LATE MUGABE IS GONE AND PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA IS IN THE DRIVING SEAT. WE CAN NOT FORCE MR HOBBS TO BEFRIEND PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA. IT IS NONSENSE.

LIKEWISE, NOONE SHOULD FORCE MR HOBBS TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING ZANU PF. HE CAN DISCONTINUE SUPPORTING ZANU PF AND JOIN NDA, NDE, NDI, NDO OR NDU POLITICAL PARTIES. IT IS HIS DEMOCRATIC RIGHT.

[KANA NDAGUTA NDINOROVA MAI]

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


### 5 months ago

Muchenjere kuwedzera ma sanction ka aizve



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