Leave Tongaat land alone – Mugabe tells new farmers

​ SYDNEY MUBAIWA MASVINGO – President Mugabe has ordered farmers who have occupied part of Tongaat Hulett sugar cane estates in Chired...



SYDNEY MUBAIWA

MASVINGO – President Mugabe has ordered farmers who have occupied part of Tongaat Hulett sugar cane estates in Chiredzi and harvested its crop for sale to stop interfering with the company's operations as Tongaat is immensely contributing to Government programmes and the economic well-being of Masvingo.
Speaking at a youth interface rally held at Mucheke Stadium in the provincial capital on Saturday, Mugabe deplored some Zimbabweans for laziness and wanting to harvest where they did not sow. He urged new farmers to work instead of just grabbing what other people have worked for.
His statement was in apparent reference to 213 farmers allocated land in the 6 390 hectare Tongaat estate and have refused to move despite the withdrawal of their offer letters by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement, Douglas Mombeshora.
The farmers who have been receiving heavy backing from the Minister of State for Masvingo, Shuvai Ben Mahofa took Government to the High Court in a bid to stay put at the plots.
He said Tongaat was working in tandem with Government on various economic projects and hailed it for supporting the empowerment drive.
 "I wonder why you want to interfere with Tongaat's operations. Is sugar so sweet that our people would start making arguments over it?  We do not want people who are greedy to the extent of just taking over other people's properties. We don't want you to take other people's produce and enjoy it while you do nothing to uplift yourselves", Mugabe said.
Tongaat property cannot be grabbed under Government's economic empowerment   programmes because the company which is South African is protected under the Bilateral Agreements between the two countries and the issue was raised with Mugabe by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Mugabe also took a dig at farmers and local chiefs who sublet their farms to white farmers.
"Stop re-distributing your farms to whites, we didn't allocate them for that purpose.  You should realize that by so doing, you will be giving our land back to the whites.
"Our chiefs are also doing the same.  They must shun away from that. When we gave you the land we didn't say rent it to white farmers.  Instead, you should give it to our children who are leaving colleges with agricultural skills or give them back to us if you feel you can't find locals to share the land with", Mugabe said.
news

COMMENTS

advertisements
Name

advertisements,28,agriculture,45,As I see it,13,Business news,253,cartoon,2,Chibhorani talk,25,Comments,25,crime,327,Editor Pick,1,Education,206,Entertainment,186,Farming,2,fashion,5,Featured Post,4,Gossip,83,health,31,Local News,1010,Local Sport,36,News,992,News Ticker,3,Obituaries,1,Opinion,11,Police Alert,1,Recent,22,Religion,1,social,35,Sport,268,Story of the Week,2,Swag,1,swops,25,Swops Harare Region,10,Swops Manicaland Region,16,Swops Mashonaland Central,13,Swops Mashonaland East,11,Swops Mashonaland West Region,13,Swops Masvingo Region,22,Swops Matebeleland Region,9,Swops Midlands Region,12,Top Stories,157,Travel and Leisure,8,Your Views,8,
ltr
item
The Mirror: Leave Tongaat land alone – Mugabe tells new farmers
Leave Tongaat land alone – Mugabe tells new farmers
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kdzux2dMbHQ/WWDWNpkZziI/AAAAAAAAY78/dOpfyZkFKSwL3yGo6uFrL386CP_RJQnXACK4BGAYYCw/s320/Robert-Mugabe-715164.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kdzux2dMbHQ/WWDWNpkZziI/AAAAAAAAY78/dOpfyZkFKSwL3yGo6uFrL386CP_RJQnXACK4BGAYYCw/s72-c/Robert-Mugabe-715164.jpg
The Mirror
http://www.masvingomirror.com/2017/07/leave-tongaat-land-alone-mugabe-tells.html
http://www.masvingomirror.com/
http://www.masvingomirror.com/
http://www.masvingomirror.com/2017/07/leave-tongaat-land-alone-mugabe-tells.html
true
828417174542397797
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy