PROMINENT Beitbridge farmer, George Watson, has been evicted from his 2,000-hectare banana and tomato producing Makado farm.
About two weeks ago, the High Court in Bulawayo granted an interdict order barring State Security minister Kembo Mohadi’s wife, Tambudzani, from grabbing Watson’s farm.
In August this year, Tambudzani, who is also the Zanu PF senator for Beitbridge, mobilised a group of Zanu PF supporters and invaded Watson’s farm after which she claimed ownership of the property.
This prompted the farmer to file an urgent application at the Bulawayo High Court seeking to bar the senator from illegally grabbing the property.
In her ruling High Court judge, Justice Nokuthula Moyo ordered Mohadi and the other respondents to “forthwith, stop disrupting operations at the property”.
The judge gave the respondents 10 days to file their opposing papers, pending confirmation of the relief order.
“We received the eviction letter from Gwanda lands office last week despite the fact that this issue is still before the courts.
“We are going to see our lawyer this(Thursday) afternoon to come up with a way forward. This is really sad,” she said.
Watson’s lawyer, Nathan Mashayamombe, was not answering his mobile phone or responding to text messages.
New Zimbabwe.com could not also immediately establish the new owner of the farm but Mohadi has since carried an inventory of all assets at the property including furniture, clothes and crop claiming ownership.