The High Court has given exiled former cabinet minister, Saviour Kasukuwere the green light to evict war veterans who are encamped at his Corncorpia Farm in Mazowe.
Kasukuwere had approached the High Court to force Efanos Mudzimunyi, Kudakwashe Moyana, Kenneth Mudzimunyi and Akim Mudzimunyi to vacate his farm, which they invaded earlier this year.
The war veterans had appealed to the Supreme Court against a High Court order which ordered them to vacate the farm that was given to the former Local Government Minister during the land reform programme.
Ruling on the matter, Justice Edith Mushore said the order would “operate and be executed pending the outcome of war veterans’ Supreme Court appeal.
Mudzimunyi and colleagues were allegedly given the farm by the Minister of Lands, Perrance Shiri after the offer letter to Kasukuwere was this year withdrawn under unclear circumstances.
Reports suggest that there have been clashes between Kasukuwere’s workers and the war veterans which resulted in vandalism of property.
The war veterans have been harvesting Kasukuwere’s oranges and are reportedly not taking good care of the trees which could affect production in coming years.
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