Articles tagged 'smithfield farm'

Grace seeks dismissal of Mazowe miners' $100k defamation lawsuit 27 April 2018 HARARE - Lawyers for former first lady Grace Mugabe will ask the High Court to dismiss a $100 000 defamation lawsuit against her after she was sued by small-scale miners she accused of invading her Mazowe family farm, branding them thieves stealing her property. The miners, Shepherd Nyazvigo a...
Invaders dare Grace Mugabe 22 April 2018 HARARE - Clad in a dirty white T-Shirt emblazoned with the face of a glum Emmerson Mnangagwa, an illegal gold miner sifts through brownish wet sands and points out to a group of journalists, “this is gold”. It is a gold rush of some sort which cannot be stopped by once dreaded former president...
Mugabe gets farm reprieve 10 April 2018 HARARE - Deposed president Robert Mugabe's family has heaved a sigh of relief after small scale miners that had dragged them to the High Court demanding access to their Mazowe farm — to collect mining equipment and gold ore — have withdrawn the application. Shepherd Nyazvigo — represented by P...
Miners sue Grace over utterances 6 April 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe has been slapped with a $ 100 000 lawsuit by artisanal miners she is engaged with in the fight to control the gold-rich Smithfield Farm in Mazowe. Last week Grace told the media that laptops and other valuables had been stolen from her Mazowe business hu...
Fighting fire with fire makes a bigger fire 4 April 2018 HARARE - Last week, illegal artisanal miners invaded Grace Mugabe's Smithfield Farm in Mazowe in what appeared to be a politically-motivated occupation. Grace is thought to be the real force behind her aging husband's volte-face over his resignation last November and his dim view of President ...
Artisanal miners hit back at Grace Mugabe 4 April 2018 HARARE - Former  first lady Grace Mugabe may have made millions of dollars through gold mining at 16 gold claims she seized at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, it has been alleged. The claim was made at a news conference yesterday by the artisanal miners who vowed to defy attempts by Grace to evict ...
Grace lying, says Mpofu 2 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Former first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to vacate Smithfield Farm, which she claims has been invaded by artisanal miners who are suspected to be Zanu PF youths, Home Affairs and Culture minister Obert Mpofu said yesterday. Mpofu told a news conference here that polic...
Mugabe fights for mineral-rich farm 16 March 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court in a bid to reclaim Smithfield Farm situated in Mazowe, the Daily News can report. The 94-year-old despot, who claims ownership of the sprawling farmland through his Gushungo Holdings (Private) Li...