Farmer attacked, left for dead in Zim

Cape Town – A white Zimbabwean farmer and his wife are reportedly fighting for their lives after they sustained broken bones during an attack which was thought to be politically motivated.

News Day reported on Thursday that David Passapoorts and his wife Anne were allegedly attacked and left for dead at their farm in Darwendale .

The attack, according to sources, came shortly after top Zanu-PF officials in Mashonaland West province threatened to evict the remaining white farmers in the province.

The incident comes just a month after President Robert Mugabe vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

Land ownership imbalances

Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party launched the land reforms in 2000, taking over white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks.

At the time, Mugabe said the reforms were meant to correct colonial land ownership imbalances.

At least 4 000 white commercial farmers were evicted from their farms.

The land seizures were often violent, claiming the lives of several white farmers during clashes with veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s liberation struggle.

Critics of the reforms have blamed the programme for low production on the farms as the majority of the beneficiaries lacked the means and skills to work the land.

Carol Harvey 2014/08/21 01:07:29 PM
So sorry ! I wish you had left Zimbabwe ! You probably didn't have anywhere to go! You didn't deserve to die like that ! RIP
Tinus Kieser 2014/08/21 01:11:10 PM
white people is not safe anwhere, sorry to here about this atttack, its hard for there families right now, may god poor all his strenght and powers over you.
proudlysa 2014/08/21 01:26:17 PM
This is what Malema wants for SA....Mugabe is his hero. Enough to make one sick
David F Mashaba 2014/08/21 01:34:24 PM
mugabe is destroying zimbabwe with his Gushungos children of zimbabwe are now wonderers all over due to economic hardships Chimurenga two is needed to liberate zim from these zanu pf hyenas
Reiner Bunger 2014/08/21 01:35:58 PM
Hope they starve! Cowards..
Siener Sien 2014/08/21 01:38:25 PM
And SA wont learn from Zim mistakes - land reforms is going to be the nail in the coffin for this country of ours , the so called new rainbow nation.
Hauke Liefferink 2014/08/21 01:45:33 PM
Azaninian Renaissance mo'Africa must have an IP address the police can track. Get to it!
Kamohelo Moshodi 2014/08/21 01:56:34 PM
@moAfrica tell us more abt you why are u in SA in first place???why can't you go back to zim then?inherit the farm? I will tell bcz you are coward who can't farm and work hard for your family all you want is to steal steal steal damn
Sugan Moodley 2014/08/21 01:58:12 PM
Why don't the whites living in Zim leave Bob to watch the country fall completely apart. Sure any other country would gladly accept them with open arms. There's allot more with mentality of Bob waiting in the wings to continue his atrocities. His death or resignation will not bring changes.
Bertus Pretorius 2014/08/21 02:05:39 PM
I wish I had the means to get all those remaining farmers over here and have them contribute to our agriculture. Get them here and leave those idiots to eat the dust they will produce