Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe could face repossession of her 15 farms

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe could face repossession of her 15 farms

The wife of Zimbabwe's former leader, Robert Mugabe, is believed to be in possession of 16 farms, despite the country's law prohibiting the ownership of more than one farm. Grace Mugabe now faces repossession of the land.

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Grace Mugabe has been found to own 16 farms, despite Zimbabwe's land policy that states each family may possess only one farm.

She is essentially violating the country's law, and the government is planning to take 15 of the farms from the former first lady.

A report by TimesLIVE indicates that Grace acquired the farms during Robert's time as leader of Zimbabwe.

There are now plans to take the farms for the state's use or give it to landless people.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that most of the land is located in fertile parts of the country, in the Mazowe valley.

The Mugabes also own a state-of-the-art dairy and yoghurt factory and run an orphanage in the same area.

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TimesLIVE also reported that the Zanu-PF Youth League gave Grace an ultimatum. They want her to choose one farm and give up the remaining 15.

"We are demanding that she chooses one and the other 15 be subdivided into 10ha plots for youths within two weeks."

The league also wants Perrance Shiri, lands minister, to give land to its members as they did not benefit from the 'fast-track' land reform that had started at the turn of the century and left at least 4 500 white farmers landless.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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