Victory for farmers as Zim pays costs in stolen land case
Another victory has been won in the ongoing fight for justice for the unlawful land grab campaign, after the Zimbabwe government last week caved in to legal pressure to accept accountability. The government on Friday made a last minute decision to abide by a punitive cost order from 2009, made after the regional SADC Tribunal ruled in 2008 that the land grab was unlawful. The costs order was handed down by the Tribunal after the Zim government refused to acknowledge its ruling.
The South African High Court in 2010 ruled in favour of the farmers, enforcing the Tribunal ruling and recognising the court’s jurisdiction. The Court also ruled that a Cape Town property owned by the Zim government should be ‘attached’ for auction, to cover the government’s debt to the farmers.
That auction was set for Monday, after numerous appeals by the Zim government against the court decision were dismissed.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SW Radio AfricaSimilar Stories