Posted on June 10, 2010

Zimbabwe White Farmers Report Surge in Violence

Business Report, June 9, 2010

A farmers’ organization says a new surge of violence erupted on 16 farms across Zimbabwe in the past week as loyalists of President Robert Mugabe try to seize more land.

The Commercial Farmers Union, representing some 300 white farmers still on their properties, says crops and equipment have been looted. In eastern Zimbabwe, a black farm foreman was beaten unconscious in the same Manicaland district a farmer’s wife was barricaded into her homestead and given four hours to leave.