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Esidakeni Farm Takes New Twist As Mpofu Invites Malunga And Colleagues For Farm Inspection

Esidakeni Farm Takes New Twist As Mpofu Invites Malunga And Colleagues For Farm Inspection

The owners of Keshelmar Farm, also known as Esidakeni Farm in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North province, have turned down an offer by ZANU PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu to conduct a physical inspection of the disputed farm.

The inspection was meant to refute claims that Mpofu blocked them from accessing their property.

Esidakeni Farm owners Siphosami Malunga, Charles Moyo and Zephania Dhlamini have written to Mpofu through their lawyers Webb, Low and Barry insisting that they will only meet him in court. Read the letter by Webb Low and Barry:

Your letter of the 26th refers: We have received a notice of set down and we just have to argue this matter and we will be bound by the results.

The letter was addressed to Mpofu’s lawyers, Ndove and Associates.

Mpofu last week wrote to the trio saying they should allow for a physical inspection to be done on the farm as he refuted claims that he had blocked them from accessing the property.

The former Mines minister had been accused of deploying armed guards to deny his rivals access to the farm.

In a letter to Mpofu’s lawyers dated January 24, lawyers representing Malunga and his co-partners accused Mpofu of denying their clients access to the farm. The lawyers wrote:

Can you please ask your client to remove forthwith the armed guards from the gate and the cottage and to allow our clients to harvest their cabbages?

In response, Mpofu’s lawyers denied that there were crops belonging to the trio at the portion of the farm. Mpofu’s lawyers said: 

Ours further deny that yours has any crops planted or to be harvested in the area occupied by ours. Indeed, ours challenges yours for a physical inspection of the farm to disprove yours’ assertions.

For the record, should it be proved that there are any crops belonging to yours in the land occupied by ours, then ours would gladly allow yours to access same pending the Supreme Court appeal.

Our client also has crops on its land and would not allow your exclusive occupation as the same purported losses yours fears may visit ours if operations on the farm are not managed correctly.

Malunga, Moyo and Dhlamini have argued in court papers that they bought the farm from white former owners in 2017.

Mpofu was allocated 145 hectares of Esidakeni Farm, measuring 553 hectares in the name of his company Mswelangubo.

The trio has challenged the acquisition of their farm, and the matter is pending before the courts.

More: NewsDay Zimbabwe


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6 Comments

🤨🤨 3 months ago

Imbavha ana bonga Ava mhani


Matrix 3 months ago

This behavior by top ZANU Of officials caused me to sit on the fence. Why does our President keep the likes of Obert around him. Vanotukisa mukuru nehunhu hwavo hwakadai. Vanoda zvese vanhu ivava. Khuhwanda nezita remusangano wedu nxaaaaa


ZimCitizen 3 months ago

They are birds of the same feather which will obviously flock together.

Nkust 3 months ago

Kkkk taura hako mu grade 2 wanakigwa ka but pana yours kana kuti ours arikunyepa just for the sake of money to justify case ya his wake mbavha


MuGrade 2 3 months ago

Wooow read the letters written by LEARNED LAWYERS.. it's all about OURS,YOURS,dominating e phrase or sentences,u end up being confused by simple terms used...

Ours further deny that yours has any crops planted or to be harvested in the area occupied by ours. Indeed, ours challenges yours for a physical inspection of the farm to disprove yours’ assertions


🤠 3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣 I thought it's some legal lingo


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