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'We gave you the land' Mugabe warns supporters against invading more land

by Staff reporter
08 Jul 2017 at 09:22hrs | Views
In what some may see as Mugabe finally realising that he cannot continue to drive foreign companies out of Zimbabwe, he warned his supporters to lay off Tongaat Hulett sugar plantations after the company complained that some ZANU PF supporters had invaded parts of their land.

Mugabe made a public statement encouraging Zimbabweans to work the land they have, instead of taking that which does not belong to them.

"Surely, you cannot harvest where you did not sow," Mugabe warned supporters in the Masvingo province after Hulett reported that its plantations in the Lowveld were being targeted.

"We gave you the land. So, make fully use of it or seek skills from those with the know-how."

Tongaat Hulett owns land in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Namibia and is one of the largest – and probably last – big employers in Zimbabwe, with some 10,000 employees.

Not that long ago Mugabe forbade any foreign-owned companies from owning land in Zimbabwe.

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Source - The South African

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