Church Evicts Mugabe Family from Land Illegal Stolen in 2015

ICC Note

The Church in Zimbabwe has evicted the Mugabe family from land that they claim was illegally confiscated in 2015. The land in question is 23 acres and has been owned by the Eaglesvale Group of Schools, which is owned by the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ). The land was taken in 2015 by the Mugabe family and the government and has since been used to grow produce and gain wealth for the family. Now that the family has fallen from power, the church wants their land back. 

01/29/2018 Zimbabwe (ChristianTimes) A church in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare has sent an eviction notice to former President Robert Mugabe’s family in an attempt to reclaim a land that was confiscated in 2015.

According to Africa News, the Mugabe-owned Gushungo Holdings has allegedly taken a 23-hectare property that once belonged to Eaglesvale Group of Schools, which is owned by the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ).

The school’s board chairperson, Enos Chomutiri, said that Eaglesvale held the title deeds to the land since 1978, but the Mugabes claimed they had title to the land, which the family acquired from the government in 2015 after the property was designated for compulsory acquisition.

Eaglesvale reportedly wanted to build a campus on the property, but it was allegedly grabbed by Grace Mugabe with the help of former Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo without the school’s knowledge.

Last week, Eaglesvale reportedly went to the property and erected a billboard showing that the property belonged to the church under the Eaglesvale Daisyfield Trust (EDT).

However, the billboard was torn down five days later after the intervention of the Mugabe family and the police.

The school’s lawyer, Rodney Makausi, said that an eviction letter, dated Jan. 23, has been sent to security officials at Mugabe’s Blue Roof residence in Borrowdale Brooke.

 

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