Former First Lady, Grace Mugabe is reported to have controversially acquired 16 farms in Mashonaland provinces in violation of the government’s policy of one farm per person.
This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an interview with a Harare-based radio station, Capitalk 100.4 FM on Friday night.
Commenting on the ongoing land audit report produced by the Justice Uchena land commission, President Mnangagwa said:
The interim report I have is that I think, about eight provinces have been done they are left with some two or so provinces that have not been completed but the majority of inconsistencies relate to multiple ownership of farms.
We have some farm owners especially of higher rank in society having more than one farm, some having as many as nine.
I know of a particular lady, Stop It (Mrs Grace Mugabe) who has over 16 farms and the law says one family one farm. Once the audit is over we should be able to implement that policy.
Mrs Mugabe reportedly used her political muscle to evict villagers from their land especially in the Mazowe area to pave way for her vast empire.
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Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (nee Marufu) is a Zimbabwean politician, business person and was the wife of late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She is also a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) political party. She was the Secretary of the Zanu-PF Women's... Read More About Grace Mugabe
Mashonaland is a region which covers the bigger proportion of mainland Zimbabwe. It houses the Harare metropolitan province, Mashonaland East, West and Central provinces. Read More About Mashonaland
Mazowe` (formerly Mazoe) is a town located in Mashonaland Central Province. It is about 38 km north of Harare. It was known for it's citrus estates. Read More About Mazowe