President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the ongoing land reform seeks to address the issue of multifarm ownership. He also revealed that the former first lady, Grace Mugabe owns a staggering 16 commercial farms.
Speaking during a live show on a radio show broadcast by Capitalk 100.4Fm, Mnangagwa said:
The (land audit) is still ongoing and results will be made public. The briefing I have received is that only two provinces are left to complete the process.
The main issue we have identified is the issue of multiple farm ownership, especially among people in higher offices.
For example, I know of one lady who has 16 farms — Dr Stop It.
“Dr. Stop It” is a name that was given to Grace at the height of Zanu PF factionalism where she used rallies to admonish Mugabe’s then deputies Joice Mujuru and Mnangagwa whom she accused of trying to topple her husband, former president Mugabe.
Political analyst Eldred Masunungure said that Mnangagwa does not walk the talk. He said:
What he said is good, but is divorced from the reality on the ground.
What he said yesterday was not a departure from his usual rhetoric. What people now want is a realistic description of the issues on the ground and how as the leader of the country, he is going to address them.
Most of the problems Zimbabwe is facing are structural, that cannot be addressed by rhetoric.
He said that president Mnangagwa has done nothing on land and corruption issues despite having spent two years in office.
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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
Joice Runaida Mugari Mujuru is the interim president of new opposition political party in Zimbabwe, National People's Party. She is former Vice President of Zimbabwe, a position she has held from 2004 to December 2014. She is also former Vice President of Zimbabwe African National... Read More About Joice Mujuru