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Victory for Zim farmers in court

 
 

AfriForum

Media Statement

11 August 2010

 

Victory for Zim farmers in court

 

Zimbabwean farmers supported by AfriForum, have today scored another victory in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, when the court ruled that the government of Zimbabwe is responsible for the wasted costs of an urgent court application erroneously brought against the farmers and AfriForum.

 

The matter drew high level attention from the Zimbabwean Government and the hearing last week was personally attended by the country’s Deputy Attorney-General Prince Machaya. The Zimbabwean government erroneously lodged the urgent application because this government apparently had been under the impression that the auction of properties in Cape Town, scheduled for 27 July and 10 August 2010, had been organised by AfriForum and the farmers. Although the farmers were the first ones to seize the properties, the auctions were organised by German banking group KFW Bank Gruppe. Although the correct facts had been widely reported in the media, the Zimbabwean government went ahead with the erroneous urgent application.

 

AfriForum’s legal representative, Willie Spies, said that today’s victory is but one in a series of legal battles which these farmers are taking on with the help of AfriForum.   The victory once again provides the farmers and thousands of farmworkers, deprived of their livelihoods, with the moral oxygen and energy to continue their struggle for justice in Zimbabwe.

 

Willie Spies

Legal representative – AfriForum

083-676-0639

afriforum@afriforum.co.za

 

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