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Zimbabwe soldiers 'run amok, fire gunshots, teargas at farmers'

by Stephen Jakes
25 Oct 2018 at 16:38hrs | Views
A Zimbabwean court is reportedly set to hear how soldiers recently fired gunshots and teargas at farmers who resisted eviction to make way for the establishment of an army base near Domboshawa, one of the country's prime farming areas.

According to Daily News, the soldiers ran amok as they invaded the farms.

In their court papers, the affected farmers wanted the court to declare the establishment of a military base in that area illegal and invalid.

This was not the first time that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) was accused of grabbing land for its own use, said the report.

Early this month, a major mining firm - RioZim Limited sued Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri after two military linked companies' grabbed one of its mines.

Source - Byo24News