At least 73 white farmers face the threat of losing their land in Mashonaland East province. This comes after President Robert Gabriel Mugabe claimed that the farmers had been protected by former minister Ray Kaukonde. Addressing Supporters at the first “Meet the Youth” rally at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Friday, Mugabe said:
Here in Mashonaland East, Ray Kaukonde, then resident minister was harbouring whites. We wondered why Mashonaland East had the highest number of white farms and discovered that 73 farms were owned by the whites.
These white-owned farms are the ones we are taking for the people who want land, but they will get few hectares as the population has grown. We want to decongest the rural areas.
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