The Agriculture Minister has withdrawn Nyasha Chikwinya, offer letter, New Zimbabwe reports. The matter came to light in court where Chikwinya is challenging the ministry’s decision to seize her farm.
Part of the former minister’s court application reads:
This application seeks to set aside the decision of first respondent (Shiri) purportedly made on the January 2016 by which he sought to withdraw the offer letter given to me on the 6th of June 2003 in respect of subdivision 26 measuring 149 hectares of Pilgrims Rest PTN of Glen Forest Farm, Goromonzi District of Mashonaland East Province.
Relief is sought on the basis that the decision aforementioned is illegal by common law and is at any rate in violation of the Administrative Justice Act. It is my contention in this regard that the decision involved is without jurisdiction, irregular, unreasonable, incompetent, biased, malicious and altogether unfair
Chikwinya who received the offer letter withdrawal on 5 February claims the City of Harare has retained part of her Goromonzi farm while part of it has been grabbed by the Mama Mafuyana Housing Cooperative
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