Govt may be forced to grab farms as War Veterans Ministry initiates farm application process

Government might soon be forced to grab farms as the War Veterans ministry has initiated a one-week exercise calling on former freedom fighters to submit applications for land in their provinces of choice. The ministry also encouraged those that are being evicted off the land they were allocated to approach their offices.

This comes at a time when war veterans are complaining of unfair land distribution and threats of eviction by well-connected government officials. In Masvingo, a group of war veterans has since appealed to President Robert Mugabe to stop their imminent eviction from Mujingwe Wildlife Conservancy. War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube confirmed to NewsDay that the notice was from his ministry.

More: NewsDay

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Masvingo is one of Zimbabwe's smaller cities which is located on south eastern part of Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the Masvingo Province. The city is known mostly for it's proximity to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, an ancient city located about 28 kilometers away.... Read More About Masvingo

Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe

Tshinga Judge Dube is a Zimbabwean politician, retired colonel in the Zimbabwe National Army, member of parliament for Makokoba. He is a member of ZANU-PF and was appointed Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators and Former Political Detainees in March 2016 after... Read More About Tshinga Dube

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Govt may be forced to grab farms as War Veterans Ministry initiates farm application process