About 220 settlers who were illegally settled on lands belonging to the Zimbabwean units of South Africa sugar producer, Tongaat Hullet, are facing eviction following the death of former Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Shuvai Mahofa. The late national heroine is reported to have been shielding the illegal settlers from eviction.
The settlers’ representative Ailes Baloyi told the Daily News,
We have received reports of farmers that are being threatened with eviction daily. They are saying that since Mai Mahofa who was our shield is no more, we have been left weaker and easier to deal with.
An official from Tongaat Hullett who spoke on the condition of anonymity said:
I don’t see them (farmers) winning. As we speak, they are not legitimate sugarcane growers. Varikungosimbisana chete but hapana chinobuda (they are only fooling each other but they will not win)
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