A wrangle over the ownership of Concopia Farm which was owned by exiled former cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has put the future of the farm in jeopardy.
This comes as Ephanos Mudzimunyi, a Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association senior leader, who took over Kasukuwere’s after he was given the nod by Agriculture minister Perrance Shiri early is reportedly mismanaging the farm.
Speaking to The Standard, one of Kasukuwere’s workers said:
Those who invaded the farm do not have tractors or any farming equipment, but instead, are harvesting the citrus fruits, neglecting the other important aspects, which include watering, fumigation and pruning the trees.
This will mean the survival of these trees for the next season is in doubt.
The ongoing fights have reportedly resulted in the vandalism of properties at the farm and police said investigations are already underway.
The Ministry of Lands last year withdrew the land from Kasukuwere and gave it to Mudzvimunyu but Kasukuwere has since challenged the withdrawal at the court.
Mudzvimunyu was ordered by the High Court to stop harvesting Kasukuwere’s fruits but has continued to defy the ruling.
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