hornet’s nest after his subjects, early this week, tried to take over the farm
belonging to former Higher and Tertiary Education minister and late national
hero Stanislaus Mudenge’s 500 hectares farm.
Rumbidzai who is said to have sought help from Chief Charumbira and the
Masvingo provincial Joint Operations Command (JOC) to force Chief Bere’s people
out of the farm and allow negotiations to take place.
fierce battle with the Charumbira clan over boundary demarcations.
have been armed with a blessing from President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is
related to Chief Bere, stormed the property saying they wanted their chief to
take over the farm.
matter to go public before saying that the matter was minor and had been
matter private so I am not going to comment,” said Rumbidzai.
with her neighbour over water and the issue had been resolved.
has been resolved. You can come to my farm and see for yourself,” said
intervene and Chief Bere’s people were told to leave the farm until the
negotiations were completed.
huge chunk from Chief Charumbira’s territory and it has been a turf war ever since.
he wanted to stay in his chieftaincy.
Ranch and this Mudenge farm you are talking about is in our area and the chief
chose to stay there.
we are saying let us share the land because it is too big for one person. The
chief will take half and the Mudenges will take the other half.
to be approved but we realised that we were not being taken seriously that is
why we decided to go to the farm and camp there.
told by JOC to hold our guns and give room for negotiations. We are going to
negotiate but we want a part of that farm,” said Masomere.