Sendekera Farm which belongs to Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandi Chimene is set to partitioned into residential stands for Mutare city. Chimene allegedly seized Fairholme Farm from a white farmer during the land reform programme and renamed it. The farm falls under Mutasa Rural District Council and is set to be divided into a residential suburb.
Speaking to the Financial Gazette, Chimene said:
Last year, Mutare’s city fathers concluded that Mutare was a land-choked city due to the mountainous terrain and they were in the hunt for land from government. The city master plan seeks to establish new land in the general western side and the northern side of the city,
I have not partitioned the farm into residential stands. That farm is no longer mine, it now belongs to the City of Mutare and it was included in Mutare’s master plan, which is why you read in the papers that I now have new land in Rusape although I haven’t been given the land, but it is part of the plan.
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