Villagers from aArnoldFarm in Mazowe have approached Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to stop their eviction from their homes. The villagers are being evicted reportedly to make way for First Lady Grace Mugabe. This is in direct defiance of High Court Judge Justice Felistus Chatukuta’ order barring the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to stop demolishing and evicting villagers.
The letter to Sadc was delivered through the South African Embassy and urges Sadc to compel the government to respect the rule of law.
Part of the letter reads:
We, as citizens of Zimbabwe, are seeking help for our responsible authorities to respect the rule of law, not that the law should be exercised on the poor only while protecting the upper class.
Our families are starving because of the police brutality because they (the police) do not (sic) comply with what the highest court in the land would have judged. We need food assistance as our crops have not been cultivated due to police harassment