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Obert Mpofu Evicts Malunga's Workers From Esidakeni Farm

Obert Mpofu Evicts Malunga's Workers From Esidakeni Farm

ZANU PF Secretary for Administration, Obert Mpofu, has reportedly started evicting farmworkers from the contested Esidakeni Farm in Nyamadlovu, Matabeleland North Province.

The farm is owned by human rights lawyer Siphosami Malunga and his business partners Zephaniah Dhlamini and Charles Moyo.

Mpofu has reportedly hired armed personnel to keep both the workers and the owners of the farm out.

Malunga, Dhlamini and Moyo bought Esidakeni in 2017 from white farmers through Kershelmar Farms (Private) Limited.

The trio has, however, been struggling to retain ownership as the State compulsorily acquired the farm in 2020 via a Notice of Acquisition General Notice 3042 that appeared in a government gazette.

Zimbabwe’s laws empower the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement to compulsorily acquire land without paying compensation except for improvements.

Mpofu and his wife, through their company, Mswelangubo Farm, were offered 145 hectares of Esidakeni Farm. The farm measures 553 hectares in total.

In December last year, High Court judge Justice Evangelista Kabasa gave Mpofu a 24-hour ultimatum to vacate the farm. Mpofu immediately filed a notice to appeal the ruling.

Malunga and partners argue Mpofu’s occupation of Esidakeni Farm is illegal considering he owns multiple farms.

Speaking during an interview with CITE, Dhlamini revealed that Mpofu had started evicting their workers using the armed guards to keep them out. Said: Dhlamini:

The eviction started on Tuesday. When they moved into the farm, we did a court order and applied to the High Court for them to go.

They applied to the Supreme Court and must have listened to the High Court order but they remained put there.

The procedure is the judgment must be executed pending an appeal, which they must launch from outside the farm.

They hired armed people with guns who are manning the place and are stopping people from moving in.

Even us owners are not allowed to go inside. We understand the armed people are from one security company.

Dhlamini added that their crops which had planted were dying as they are not being tended to. He said:

We have three compounds where our workers stay and they went to one of them and evicted our people.

There is no recourse, as we did try to go to the police, asking them to go put law and order there at the farm but the police said without a court order they cannot do anything.

More: CITE



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14 comments

Mr ndhlumbi 1 week ago

This is typical mumusangano makazara malooters. Thus wat they are gud at, thus why they joined the party

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Bright 1 week ago

Ana obert tokumamisai siyai izvozvo hanty ka muda kuita mapurazi mangani muchenjere kuzoteera ana papa jonso ku kenya

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Sauro 1 week, 1 day ago

Mr E.D ngavatonge nyaya iyi

Black Bagah 6 days, 3 hours ago

One Man One Farm policy yakapera here kkkkkkkkk ūüėÖūüėÖ

Ndokuuraya Musangano uku

#NHM zvipere izvi‚Ěé‚ėĎÔłŹ

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ūü§®ūü§® 1¬†week, 1¬†day ago

Remember guyz ra uncle Robert riri kupi likes of jonso wesoro bhemba kasukuwere zhuwau nevamwe saka iwewe ukutoita hako zvaunoda

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 week, 1 day ago

OBERT MPOFU IS BREAKING THE LAW HERE AND MUST BE ARRESTED. THIS IS WHY INTERNATIONALISTS SAY THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW IN ZIMBABWE.

OBERT MPOFU USED LAND REFORM LAW TO FIX MALUNGA AND COMPANY BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT IN ZANU PF, BUT HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS.

OBERT MPOFU LOST THE CASE AND WAS ORDERED TO LEAVE THE FARM IN 24 HOURS. HE IMMEDIATELY APPEALED. HIS APPEAL HAS AN EFFECT OF REVERSING THINGS AND PUT THEM AT A STANDSTILL POSITION OR STATUS QUO.

THEREFORE IF OBERT MPOFU IS MANUVOURING NOW, HE IS BREAKING THE LAW. THEY MUST CONTINUE FARMING AS THEY DOING BEFORE UNTIL THE JUDGEMENT OF OBERT MPOFU'S APPEAL IS OUT.

POLICE SHOULD NOT HAVE DECLINED TO HELP THE MALUNGAS. THEY WERE WRONG PROMOTING THE MANTRA THAT THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW IN ZIMBABWE.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }

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Spiwe Tadzingirwa 1 week, 1 day ago

Zvakaoma vana mukumba zvose vaichita madiro.Nyika nokuzara kwayo ndezva Mwari

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V*D 1 week, 1 day ago

The return of chombo land

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Matrix 1 week, 1 day ago

Ooooobbbeeeert. Vamwe vogarepi ? Ivawo nemoyo. Zvose unozvida. Haaaah

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Vax 1 week, 1 day ago

Apa kubva Bulawayo kusvika Vic falls zvinonzi inzvimbo yaObert, kkkkkkkkk akaitenga nei,asi hakuna chisingaperi zivai izvozvo

Bounty Hunter 1 week, 1 day ago

Kungonzwa kudaro hameno kana dziri chokwadi ūüôä

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Vax 1 week, 1 day ago

Vana Obert hamuguti nei?Zvamaimboti murikutorera vachena,Ava vachiri vachena here vamava kutorera? Zvayava Hondo yemutema nemutema ndokutonga kwacho here? Zvomotonga nedemo vana totizirepi imi vana baba vacho mava zvikara? Iko iyo open for business yacho ndiyo here iyi? Ndiyani achauya kuzotanga business achibva kunze ipo pene kunyangirana kwakadai?Mnonyadzisa kwazvo,ndanyara ini VAX

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Greedy 1 week, 1 day ago

By the Way we do have land commission and that other One what is by the Way ..... Land au...or land reform ūü§Ē

Guys the Land Issue ka Watch Out all Sports may Start there ‚ė†ÔłŹūüĎĻ

Me zii zvangu ūüė∑

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BabaBona 1 week, 1 day ago

Ooooo haya, but zvimwe zvacho mukuru anofana kungo onawo ega veduweee. Haaaa hazvizo nakidzi izvi aaaaa

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