A TOP government official – Terrence Machocho – who is a director in the office of Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Ellen Gwaradzimba has been dragged to the High Court for allegedly grabbing a farm with export quality macadamia nuts and 60 cattle.
Machocho allegedly handed the farms owner Lameck Bvurere an eviction notice to vacate the farm.
The farmer received the eviction notice on February 14, 2020 from the
However, Bvurere is challenging the eviction notice at the High Court.
In his High Court application challenging the eviction notice at the High Court, Bvurerer said he was being illegally evicted from the Chipinge farm.
“l received a notice of eviction from the messenger of court on February 14 , 2020 the messenger advised that he would return for
removal on February 24 , 2020,” he said in his application challenging the eviction.
“This is the point l became aware that there were proceedings instituted against me at the court. l was not served with any process relating to this matter until l received a notice of eviction from the
messenger,” Bvurere added.
“The said notice did not attach the order through which eviction is to
be carried out. l made efforts to check with the court once l received
the notice of eviction and l observed that there was an application
for eviction mounted by the respondent (Machocho),” he said.
“The respondent is basing his claim of occupation of the farm in question on an offer letter he attached to the application for
eviction and l understand he obtained the offer letter in November
2019,” read the application.
“l am the occupier of Subdivision 2 of Stilfontein of Umzila farm since 2009. I have effected various improvements on the said piece of
land including 10 roomed farm house, livestock pens, 100 metric ton of
maize stack and drilling a borehole,” he said.
He added that Machocho’s actions endangered economic activities as he has more that 60 cattle on the 150 hectares farm.
Bvurere has already written a letter to the Lands ministry protesting