“We’re Happy To Be Back,” As Miner Repossess Land From Mugabe Family

A number of miners have reportedly repossessed farms owned by the family of the late former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.

The development follows a memorandum that was sent by the Ministry of Mines last month inviting miners to reclaim the lands which had been taken by the former first family.

Speaking to the Daily News on Friday, one of the miners, Bright Maunga said they were willing to co-exist with the former first lady on the farms, even though she had grabbed them violently from the prospectors. Maunga said:

I am on the ground now and on Mon- day I will go and assess my other claims. Over 30 of us were chased away by the former first family, but I hear many of them are now on their way back.

My claim is not in the fields, but inside Smithfield. We are happy to be back on our claims.

Meanwhile, representatives of the former first lady were said to be making efforts to engage the minister of Mines, Winston Chitando, about the developments.

The farms which are said to be rich in gold deposits are located in Mazowe where Grace has a school, an orphanage and a dairy business.

More: Daily News


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