President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the government will take some of the farms which are owned by the family of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, saying that the family possesses multiple farms.
News Day reports that Mnangagwa made the remarks whilst addressing a Zanu PF youth league convention at Rimuka Stadium in Kadoma. Mnangagwa said:
This family in this province has many farms, although they used to preach against people having many farms. We are going to take some of the more than 10 farms from them that they have and leave them with one farm since that is what they preached.
The ongoing land audit has so far unearthed massive irregularities in land redistribution and Mnangagwa has vowed to correct them although some prominent people who own multiple farms are said to have registered their farms in proxies to outmanoeuvre the audit.
So far, the Mnangagwa-led administration has, in what others view as revenge, invited miners and farmers whose lands were grabbed by Grace Mugabe and some of them have since reoccupied the lands.
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