Grace Mugabe under fire

HARARE - Anger against First Lady Grace Mugabe’s land grabs in Mazowe is growing, with opposition parties uniting in their condemnation of her callous eviction of poor families from Manzou Farm to expand her sprawling business empire in the area.

This is despite stuttering attempts by Mashonaland Central minister of State, Martin Dinha, at the weekend to justify and absolve Grace of any culpability in the illegal evictions — claiming that the families were squatters.

Heavily-armed police descended on the farm in Mashonaland Central last week, demolishing dozens of houses to pave way for Grace — a multiple farm owner already — who wants to set up a game park, notwithstanding a court order barring law enforcement agents from removing the subsistence farmers.

Spokesperson of the mainstream MDC, Obert Gutu, accused Grace yesterday of being inhumane in the way she was evicting the families from the farm.

“Grace Mugabe has unlawfully and selfishly taken over the entire Mazowe valley, which is one of the most fertile farming areas in Zimbabwe.

“Poor peasants have been treated in a very inhumane and degrading manner by Grace Mugabe who is corruptly abusing State power by disobeying a lawful order issued by the High Court,” Gutu said.

He urged the police to respect the High Court order issued last year, outlawing the demolitions.

Nhlanhla Dube, spokesperson of the Welshman Ncube MDC, said the demolitions were contemptible.

Comments (20)

Grace Mugabe is ruling zimbabwe and zanupf is allowing her to do so. Hanzi amai...ndivoka amai venyu ava Grace. I am just glad she is not my mother. Grace is selfish and she is not a philanthropist. Philanthropists do not use tax payers' money.There is no philanthropy.She is using government money collected through the ordinary zimbabwean tax payer. Grace has no real value to ordinary zimbabweans. She is dull phd or no phd she is just as blind as a bat dofo.Grace idofo nehure raregererwa nepovho.....rinofanirwa kuratidzwa nzira yekunjanja kana kwazvimba.baba varwara,,,,vangopusa iko zvino..votya kusiyiwa nemapampers,,,hanzi anopisa kana asina kubviswa.....humai hwacho huri pai kana achibvisa mhuri idzi papurazi iri vasina kwekuenda uye kuchinaya. Zvasiyanei nevarungu vaibvisa madzitateguru edu. Ndizvo here zvKendera povho kuhondo...kuti hure iri nemhuri yaro vabenefite vega,,,,ko povho iri papi apa....toendazve here kuhondo kubvisa hure iri rarebesa muswe. Ngoma yariririsa iyi

varoti - 11 January 2015

Grace Mugabe is becoming as ruthless as her nonagenarian husband. Surely how can she be allowed to torment the poor and landless people for self-gratification? Are these people also not Zimbabweans who, by their birth right, have every reason to own a land? The greatest tragedy in our country is that the civic organisations, churches, student organisation and oppositions parties have succumbed to a passivity syndrome and would rather remain docile till the Second Coming of Jesus.

Majaira Jairosi - 11 January 2015

Grace is a tropical example of a zun fp who ask people to vote for you and then thank them with a plate of rubish

ngwena - 11 January 2015

I wish all Zimbabwean to come together and unit against zanu pf which does not have people at heart but want to enrich themselves

ngwena - 11 January 2015

Rise up and fight

Enough of this madness - 11 January 2015

Unfortunately most Zimbabweans have become so beaten down and poor, that this b*tch can get away with this.

david taylor - 11 January 2015

No No No Guys. No one has the proof it's the first Lady. You all have selfish interests that why you are concetrating on issues you are not. Who has proof these are not illegal stllers in this area. Concentrate with your business and leave the First Lady alone. Jelous pits

Jongwe Dema - 11 January 2015

condemnation without action is useless...just like a bulldog without teeth

beegee - 12 January 2015

The ZRP is now a ZANU PF extension. It's full of ZANU PF activists who blindly support the evil being committed by Grace & her husband.The opposition can only shout against it for people to understand.Of course this will one day come to an end.For now, RGM &Grace use ZNA&ZRP to perpetrate their oppression against innocent people.

mafuza - 12 January 2015

We have now gone back to the colonial era where people can just be chucked out of land, what is painful is that they had planted their crops, to be harvested in 2 to 3months time. We must remember that the actions we do today will catch up with us in year to come. Mwari harizi benzi.

Tendai - 12 January 2015

Why are people complaining? I do not understand their reasons behind the complaints because this country ceased being Zimbabwe the day Mugabe came to power. Bro - it is now called Mugabe-GraceLand. So, whether what they do is wrong or right does not matter as long as it pleases them and nobody can do any thing about it - NOBODY!!!!!

clement moyo - 12 January 2015

We have now gone back to the colonial era where people can just be chucked out of land only this time its black on black, what is painful is that they had planted their crops, to be harvested in 2 to 3months time. No land, no food, no school for our children, is this what we really want? Have our humanity got so much low that we don't see what we already have and be content with it such that we take from those that don't have. Lord have mercy on us. We must remember that the actions we do today will catch up with us in years to come. Mwari harizi benzi. My beloved country cries.

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 12 January 2015

Ndezvashe , you can be above the law but never will you be above God , so if all these allegations are true then i'd rather you watch your steps amai.

tavi ru - 12 January 2015

they deserve it. they were the initial invaders, now they are getting a taste of their own medicine

china man - 12 January 2015

Grace ihwakaiwe urikundihwa PFUTSEKI hauna mwoyo unorudo

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 12 January 2015

We never listen, Mugabe told people not to construct permanent structures during the time of chaotic land invasions! He knew what his plan was saka there is nothing new in what these ZANU criminals are doing...ask Mr Gura whose farm was invaded by Chinotomba, it is now black on black, the motive is still the same: total destruction, masiyandaita.

Garikayi - 13 January 2015

Not exciting reading. Trying to create some justification for the so-called opposition parties who have proved their irrelevance to the Zimbabwe development agenda. Again this is shameful on the DailyNews.

ADM - 15 January 2015

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