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Kasukuwere’s Orange Farm Desolate

Kasukuwere’s Orange Farm Desolate

Saviour Kasukuwere’s former citrus farm in Mazowe is now desolate after it was allocated to Mazowe district war veterans’ chairman Ephanos Mudzimunyi.

Mudzimunyi took over Concorpia farm in 2020 after he was given an offer letter by the late Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, Climate and Rural Development Minister Perrance Shiri.

According to NewZimbabwe.com, the orange trees are wilting from thirst and are now barely visible, outgrown by tufted grass.

Mudzimunyi has reportedly failed to pay utilities, resulting in the Zimbabwe National Water Authority  (ZINWA) disconnecting water supplies to the farm.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), has also switched off power to the farm over the war veteran’s failure to pay bills.

Mudzimunyi told a NewZimbabwe.com crew that visited his farm that protracted court battles have impacted farming operations. He said:

All this dilapidation is a result of the court battles, but we are thankful that the president intervened and soon we will be back on our feet.

When Shiri allocated the Concorpia farm to Mudzimunyi in 2020, Kasukuwere approached the High Court for redress.

Despite the court ruling that Mudzimunyi had no legal right to the property, he remained on the farm in clear defiance of the order.

At that time Mudzimunyi grabbed the farm, the fruit had fully ripened and was ready for the market.

At its peak, the farm employed dozens of workers and exported oranges to various foreign markets.

Speaking to the publication from his South African base, Kasukuwere claimed he was a victim of political persecution. He said:

There is a refusal by the Sheriff to respect the court decision. The man should have been evicted ages ago and there is no movement. Perhaps that’s how political persecution works.

Trees which we have planted and tended to are drying. The loss to the country due to the export receipts is huge.

We have been exporting to the Middle East and all that is now in tatters. At times you don’t understand how this government works. Individual differences should not be a government issue.

Kasukuwere said that at the time of the farm’s occupation by Mudzimunyi, they were negotiating a US$5 million investment deal with a Dubai-based company.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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12 Comments

Asalif 3 weeks ago

once a successful fruit estate now resemble a wild animal park " Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo " why was he given the farm in the first place, this whole exercise was a shame , I give example of car dealerships , they first look at your company account even personal how far it is , how can you give someone a farm that needs cash upfront for the project to be successful water and electricity bills need to be paid monthly , he doesn't even have a borehole at his residence but you give him a farm that needs water 😂😂😂


Ever seeing one ! 4 weeks ago

For starters the whites colonized our land , they took from our ancestors and gave them dry farm land , they never came from Europe with an inch of land .... 🙄


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 4 weeks ago

The word GRABBED from white owners will forever ring in our ears 😂


Street Smart 4 weeks ago

what goes around comes around you thought you where untouchable nhasi chakwenyu mwana wenyoka inyoka. NDEZVE IKOKO pedzeranai


VaMugabe 4 weeks ago

Nhasi zvarwadza konezuro waidii?Mbwa yomunhu Kasukuwere uneutsinye weinda iwe inoruma wakaitakura.Wakariwanepi farm iroro?Handiti kuginyabvura.Toko waro.Shit yomunhu.


》》》 4 weeks ago

this issue is a microcosm of what has happened to Zimbabwe since its independence from white rule. SHAME!!!


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Chawabvunza 4 weeks ago

Politics is full of turns and about turns. But I hate citizens who harbour grudges like this N***a does. No country can be run smoothly by people who harbour grudges. If this new owner is telling the truth, how does a mere State President overturn a High Court judgement [ QUESTION MARK NGA ].

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Mkanya 4 weeks ago

No sympathy for yu tyson... Yu terrorised members of opposition in Mt Darwin. This is a lesson to others like you.. Power is temporary


Dr Xx 4 weeks ago

Say tht again wht goes around comes around

Blue 💙 4 weeks ago

NO ONE AMONG ALL OF YOU OWNS THIS FARM. YOU JUST GRABBED THIS FARM FROM A WHITE PERSON. AM OFFER LETTER MEANS YOU ARE TEMPORARILY OWNING THAT FARM DUE TO POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF THAT TIME. NO BLACK PERSON IN ZIMBABWE OWN ANY FARM, ALL FARMS WERE SEIZED ILLEGALLY


Blue 💙 4 weeks ago

Chema uyendee. American slave. Murungu upi mu Zimbabwe? Une Stockholm syndrome iwee


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