Wife of Zimbabwe's Mugabe tries to take over farm in new twist on saga of forced evictions

January 21, 2015 1:00 PM

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MAZOWE, Zimbabwe – In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers.

Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, destroyed dozens of thatch dwellings on a farm that she wants to control. The First Lady, who has another farm in the area, said last year that she wanted to turn this farm into a wildlife conservancy that ...

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