Former president Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace and their family business Gushungo Holding have been sued at the High Court by three Mazowe farmers who are seeking to have them evicted. The three, Adonia Makombe, Sahungwe Hungwe and Nyika Chifamba, allege that they were illegally kicked off their farms in 2009 to make way for the Mugabes. The three say that they grabbed the farms in question in 2000 during the land reform days. Part of their farmers’ application at the High Court reads,
First plaintiff (Makombe) was allocated sub-division 1 measuring 34,38 hectares, second plaintiff (Hungwe) was allocated sub-division two measuring 39,06 hectares and third plaintiff (Chifamba) was allocated sub-division two measuring 31,25 hectares.
In removing plaintiffs from their plots the police were acting on the instructions of and for the benefit of second and third defendants (Mugabe and Grace). The first (Gushungo Holdings), second and third defendants have no rights over the land in question.
The farmers also named as respondents in the lawsuit Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement Perrance Shiri, Minister of Home Affairs Obert Mpofu and Chief Superintendents Nhubu and Kune.