Mazoe Citrus fears revenue loss after ‘invasion’ by Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is said to have been “given” 1,600 hectares of land on the Mazoe Estate

By Tererai Karimakwenda
18 January 2013

The company that owns Zimbabwe’s well-known Mazoe Citrus Estate has warned of a possible 30% loss of revenue, following the recent takeover of a large portion of their property by Grace Mugabe, who reportedly wants to expand her orphanage nearby.

Robert Mugabe’s wife is said to have recently taken control of at least 1,600 hectares of land on the Mazoe Estate, which is owned by agro-producer Interfresh.

According to NewsDay newspaper, the acquisition came just weeks after the Governor of Mashonaland Central, Martin Dinha, promised Grace more land for her school and orphanage.

Dinha was reportedly speaking at the official opening of the Amai Mugabe Junior School in Mazowe earlier this month, where he said Grace’s school and orphanage “had given the province a facelift”, Newsday said.

Dinha had also toured the orphanage in October last year, when he said papers were being prepared to extend the orphanage because Grace needed more land for her projects. The governor has been instrumental in facilitating the land acquisitions for Grace.

A worker at the farm who confirmed the development, told Newsday: “Nothing is happening here at the moment. The offices which were on this side (citrus estate) have been moved to the other side (at the orphanage) and this happened after it was taken over by the First Lady, so we are not sure of the way forward now.”

Charles Taffs, President of the Commercial Farmers’ Union of Zimbabwe (CFU), said this takeover of land by government officials is nothing new, but has unfortunately continued at a time when the country should be building investor confidence.

“We cannot continue along this line and until our leaders understand this and do something about it will destroy us. We need to correct this and attract investment and create employment. No-one is going to invest in agriculture while all of this is still going on,” Taffs told SW Radio Africa.

Regarding the land grab by the first lady, Taffs said: “In terms of that family it’s well documented the land they have and what’s happening on those farms. Why is it that they continue along this path. It makes no sense.”

Taffs then referred to recent comments made by the Minister of Agriculture, promising that no foreign-owned properties protected by BIPPAs would be acquired under land reform for now.

“This is not happening on the ground and we are seeing conflicting signals coming from government all the time. This is adding to this mess of investor instability and lack of confidence,” Taffs stressed.

Apart from destroying investor confidence the land grabs have been responsible for the fact that this year at least 1.7 million Zimbabweans will go hungry, as not enough food is grown to feed the nation.



39 Responsesto “Mazoe Citrus fears revenue loss after ‘invasion’ by Grace Mugabe”

  1. Chimbwido Warvet says:

    The principle is if we need land to satisfy our national agenda, we just take the land. We tried to negotiate with the white commercial farmers and they did not take us seriously. Today we do not talk but just take the land to satisfy our national interests. For us, It does not matter whether the land was previously owned and controlled by the Mazoe Estate.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guzuzu reZANU(PF) iri rakapusa manhingi , don`t you know that Mazoe Citrus Estate is boosting the economy of the country? Asi uri chikomba chaGrace kanhi?

      • Chimbwido Warvet says:

        Let me repeat what I said before to leave no doubt in you greasy, foolish and confused mind that if we need land to satisfy our national objective, we simply take the land we want. We as a matter of principle do not look at who previously owned and controlled it, but simply do as we please. It is no time negotiating with anyone because we once attempted to act as civilized people dealing with the crude ones and it is now too little too late to do anything about it. The bottom line is, it is now our glorious time to do as we please in the pursuit of satisfying our national agenda. It is this simple, dumbu rakazara poo. I guess you understand this simple explanation for the less learned and schooled people like you.

        • super mondo says:

          mr fart who is we you refer to in your farty comments.

        • Anonymous says:

          Check the reply above

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            I do not need to, because the land has already been taken for a worthy cause, namely for purposes of extending the grounds for an orphanage and building a school.

          • Common Sense says:

            Worthy cause? So tell me, if Save the Children or another NGO tried this, do you think they would get 1 square metre even?

            Utter and complete bollocks, you are totally blind to the point. You think the land should be taken back however and given to whomever, just as long as it is taken back to teach someone a lesson.

            In 2014 grace and all the ZANU-PF chefs, stooges, mafia will be thrown off that land and it will be given to deserving blacks…. people have had enough of you lot

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            What a wet dreamer who thinks the forthcoming elections will change the status quo. I do not want to cause distress to the lot of you who have been dreaming of occupying the State House and Zimbabwe House since 1996 when your foolish and stupid political party was formed. I can tell you right now that the forthcoming elections are just a formality that will not upset the current status quo.
            You see, the success of any political party is seen through the lenses of its achievements in the nearly twenty years the MDC has been in existence. Let us look back and take stock of its achievements during this period and consider whether it has what it takes to govern the country:-
            1. Prime Minister Tsvangirai has been at the helm of the MDC since its formation and no longer commands respect within his own party.
            2. Tsvangirai is a lame duck Prime Minster who has no fucking mind of his own. He is often bulldozed by Mugabe and is not taken seriously by the majority of Zimbabwe who firmly believe he should have political clout that should see him dislodging Mugabe from political power. But he is just a village Prime Minster who has ambitions he can set in motion because he does not have the brains. You see, the age of a human-being becomes meaningless if the head or mind is empty.
            3. The only notable achievements since he became the head of the MDC can be summarised here under:-
            (I) the lame duck Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
            (ii) the only Prime Minister in the Sub-Saharan Africa to have two official wives and numerous girlfriends.
            The question then becomes whether or not the Zimbabwean people can put all their faith in such a man who has been a failure throughout his political career? The obvious answer is a big no, blazo. Yours is just a wet dream, blazo.

        • Muktar Sayad says:

          You are the last person to accuse any sane person who makes a valid point since you are just full of pig shit. What national objective are you talking about, that the Mugabe’s commandeering of farms for some stupid idea must make way for an estate that creates employment for a well known beverage.

          Since when did Zanu PF have civilized people, they had those that sacrificed a lot in the war but they are all gone or remain unnoticed. Only idiots such as you cannot distinguish what is in the nation’s interests and the one that the the Mugabe’s represent. What do they do? Enrich their own fat pockets and fuck the rest. Do they and for that matter do you care you thick headed moron

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            It is time you remove your head from your arse, mate. We need not fight over land that has already been taken. We do not have time for that, mate. If we need land to satisfy our needs as a nation, we just take the land from whoever will be owning and controlling it. In doing so we also take into account the legal provisions that allow us to take the land.

          • Muktar Sayad says:

            Take the land which has already been done through the barrel of a gun and the blessing of a compromised judiciary. Zanu PF is now using nationalization of commerce and mining as its platform to win over sick people such as yourself.

            Now who is talking from his ass when everything you utter smells foul only because your shit comes out from your big fucking mouth. All you have is a shitty mouth and a missing penis

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Oh gosh, no, no Aah, what a fucking loser who cries for mazowe crush like a a toddler. All you want is to drink nothing else than MAZOWE Crush from the Mazowe Estate and can not think of other alternatives like fan-ta, pepsi-cola kana kuti mahewu ezviyo blazo.

          • Muktar Sayad says:

            I love Mazoe Crush so do millions of Zimbabweans and tell me who the fuck are you to tell me what is good for me. Where I am at present Mazoe Crush is not available. Yes I do wish for this unique Zimbabwean beverage but unlike you a Zanu PF addict I dont get attached to such worldly things. A drink is a drink you asshole, I do have choices here but do not fall for specifics. Unlike you with your fixation on stupid things or on stupid choices. You should change your party affiliation to something else that will give a better political erection.

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            You see, I am libertarian and think outside the ZANU box. I am not owned and controlled by ZANU PF as you would like the readership to belief. In other words, I have an open mind, intelligent and can think critically over what I put down in black and white unlike this rhodie who was brought up thinking he/she was a superior human-being. Now you have left the country you call your own simply because you do not want to owned and controlled by a black President. You should get out of that slave and colonial mentality where thought everything you said goes. This is the 21st century boy and Rhodesia is no more and drinks of all makes and shapes are now available, mate. You can even drink Chibuku nemahewu ezviyo kana mapfunde, if you like, Mr Rhodie.

            You see, the Mazowe Estate has been taken over by people who have funds to develop it to greater heights. They are learned and civilized people who can not uproot the Mazowe trees which are already in place. They are capable of planting even more Mazowe trees because they have the funds to develop the place. What you fucking do not like is the idea that it has been taken over by the First Family of Zimbabwe because you hate them so much. If it was Ian Smith who owned and controlled a number of estates in former Rhodesia, it would not matter that much to you. This is what makes me angry and want to eat the pussy of a rhodie.

    • Anonymous says:

      Satisfying your national agenda of taking land sharing among your self you thieves while the real people in need of land suffering. You are very stupid. You will never ever succeed to do that unless you take it and give the people of Zimbabwe. You are a chimbwido dofo.

      • Chimbwido Warvet says:

        I do not own not even an inch of land and yet I am not as selfish as you. If our people have the funds to develop the land, they should simply be supported to own and control the land. Grace Mugabe is awash with money to develop the Mazowe Estate to greater heights.
        Our slogan as a nation should be ‘ivhu kuvanhu’ including the First Lady of Zimbabwe. Icho!

        • Anonymous says:

          How can such a moron like you own a land? Land is only given to ZANU(PF) big fish.

        • Anonymous says:

          They can`t give land to such a stupid person like. The land is for ZANU(PF) chefs not imi vana mujibha. ZANU(PF) haiyeuki varombo inopa ivhu kuvapfumi. Tarira vana Chombo, Chiyangwa,Mujuru,Grace, ndivo vene veivhu kwete iwe mbudzi zvayo. ZANU(PF) hainei nevarombo sewe, kunyange ukarichemera hauripuwi. Asi kana wada kundopisika sure kwaChombo, ndipo paunodikwa iwe Chimbwido.

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Majerasi emaZimba anoshamisa. Ndikosaka tisina chinhu nekuti hatidi kuona kubudirira kwevamwe kunze kwedu. Nyika inovakika kana takabatana. Tarisa kubatana kwe ma Chinese, Indians, Koreans nekubudirira kwavo mu business. Isu tinofa tirivana kapoto tichisevenzera varungu vanobva kunedzimwe nyika kwete kuti varungu vatisevenzere isu sevaridzi venyika. Ndiwo udofo wawataura nezvawo. NGATISEVENZEI PAMWE. Vakuru vanoti chara chimwe hachitswanye inda.

          • Anonymous says:

            Kana iwe usina chinhu usati isuwo hatina chinhu. Isu tinazvo zvatakawana nekushanda numaoko edu kwete kuita zvokupamba saana Chombo nedzimwe nhubu dzake. You need to work very hard to get rich not kungoti ZANU(PF) ichatipambira zvinhu yotipa. Muchangofa muri imbwa dzevanhu muchimirira kupiwa.

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            Kwete mwana wamai. Ini ndinoti isu vana veZimbabwe ngatidzidze kuita mabusiness edu kwete kusevenzera varungu nekuti isu ndisuvariddzi venyika. Mukaita zvinoita ma Chinese, Japanese, Indians ne Koreans vanosevenza pamwechete munobudirira senyika. Ngatiite mabuzinisi edu kwete kungoita vasevenzi vevamwe, kazhinji vari vechichena. Ndipo panenyay mwana wamai. Hatidi zvekurwisana pasina hondo. Hondo ngaipere tisevenze tose sevana ve Zimbabwe.

            Mukaita mazvake mazvake sezviripo munyika munofa muchingosevenzera mabunu imi musinachinhu.

            Japan has one of the leading economies of the world not because it has abundant natural resources as Zimbabwe and yet its economy is a success story that is emulated by the rest of the world. It is party because it has some of the greatest minds of the world and a people who work together as a nation. Their philosophy is what we need in Zimbabwe.

          • Anonymous says:

            Thank you very much my brother for such a good response. I am seeing that you are now talking sense. I support you dear. Forward ever backward never! Nyika ndeyedu, ivhu nderedu.

    • Muktar Sayad says:

      You a joker what principles are you talking about. shitting about from your fouled mouth is that considered sound principles kiss my ass you dick head

  2. Ras says:

    What national agenda are you yapping about,iwe. Was it a national agenda to also grab this women from her previous husband

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      no

      • Muktar Sayad says:

        What say ye. You shit all over this site talking about principles, national interests and other garbage. You and your father Mugabe which thou art in hell shall be scorched beyond recognition.

        • Chimbwido Warvet says:

          Can you set a time-table when you are going to remove your head from your shit-hole, mate? Mugabe is not my father, you fucking idiot. I only give him respect and dignity as the Head Of State and Government of Zimbabwe.

          • Muktar Sayad says:

            My life does not revolve round you asshole. Unlike you, a Zanu PF political prostitute I use my own faculties independently to fix my “agendas” Granted Mugabe is not your biological father but in every other way he is your “Father thou art in hell. You are a miserable person with a persona of a fucking prostitute

          • Chimbwido Warvet says:

            At the end of the day the land has been taken and not by Chimbwido Warvet. Why don’t you mind your fucking business and leave me alone. I only expressed my views and opinions just like you. This is my right to self expression in a pluralistic society. Our view and values are not homogeneous, boy. Even children born of the same mother and father do not think alike. So leave me alone jakalasi.

  3. GBZ says:

    I think that is now 40 farms…I wonder when Mr and Mrs satan will be satisfied? Wonder who all is going to inherit all this failure when they bump into death!? What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and then lose his soul. She really has the face of a dictators wife, hard, arrogant, and very evil!…shame.

  4. campus warvet says:

    is this a man in drag.

  5. david taylor says:

    The arrogance and sense of entitlement of Grace Mugabe never fails to amaze me. Her actions will likely cost Zimbabwe billions of dollars in investment.

    She steals 1600 ha of land legally, and warning bells go out to companies world-wide – do not invest money in Zimbabwe, your investment will not be safe!

    And the investments probably will not be!

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      What investment, when the country is under siege? Grace Mugabe is not stealing the 1600 hectares of land because all the legal provisions that allows her to take the land are being followed to the letter. It is an interesting time in Zimbabwe for the indigenous people of this country who never owned and controlled any prime land in their country of birth for hundreds of years are now owning and controlling large chunks of land. If I had the political leverage as Grace Mugabe and money to invest at the Mazowe Estate as the First Lady, I would do the same mate. It is unfortunate that I am just as poor as David Taylor but still believes in the principle that it is time for the indigenous people of this country to own and control large chunks of land as was the case with the late Tiny Rowland. Nobody said a shit although Tiny Rowland owned and controlled almost the entire economy of the country. We need our Tiny Rowland in Zimbabwe and Grace Mugabe should be given space if she is capable of turning the economy around. Why not?

      • Common Sense says:

        Since when is an orphanage going to turn the economy around?

        The problem here is this is fulfilling her dictatorial ego, and if indeed 30% of Mazoe revenue is removed, you take away millions from the economy and exports etc., very clever, not.

  6. Chimbwido Warvet says:

    Seeing that you all want to eat my balls, I now withdraw all my statements regarding the above subject. It is a deal, if you stop attacking the Warvet.

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      Oh gosh no no Aah, in retrospect, such beautiful statements by none other than Chimbwido Warvet can not be withdrawn under any circumstances because they reflect the truth. I am sure Dumbu and Super Mondo and our political commentator Wilbert Mukori were very happy with the earlier announcement. Sorry guys, it is impossible to withdraw statements that are truthful no matter what.

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