COVENTRY WINS ZHUWAO FARM WRANGLE


A High Court judge has ruled that Sports Minister, Kirsty Coventry should stay on the farm as Robert Zhuwao, never had a claim to subdivision 4 of Cockington Farm.

Zhuwao was allocated subdivision 1 of Cockington Farm in Zvimba, yet Minister Coventry was allocated subdivision 4 on the same Cockington Farm, a quite different area.

The High Court therefore struck the matter off the roll since there could be no dispute between Zhuwao and Minister Coventry.

Justice Tawanda Chitapi yesterday struck Zhuwao’s application off the roll with costs as there was no dispute to talk about in this second matter.

In his ruling, Justice Chitapi noted that there was no double allocation of land as Minister Coventry’s offer letter had nothing to do with the land offered to Zhuwao.

“There is therefore no basis for dispute as to who was allocated what piece of land,” he said.
Zhuwao lost the subdivision of the farm he was allocated in December 2004 after his offer letter was withdrawn last year in March on the basis that he had abandoned it since 2011. He is challenging this and the matter is still in the courts.

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