THE government has started to expropriate farms owned by FSI Agricom which is linked to the business empire of South Africa-based tycoon Mutumwa Mawere. This is being done under the Land Acquisi
Four FSI Agricom farms have already been served with Section 8 notices, the Independent heard this week.
The move has been viewed as government’s first step to dispossess Mawere who has been specified.
FSI Agricom confirmed that four of its highly mechanised farms measuring 4 305 hectares were served with Section 8 notices last week.
The service of a Section 8 notice implies that the property owner is allowed 90 days to wind up operations and vacate the farm.
“FSI farms, namely Risboro, Rogate, Bosbury and Essex, were listed for acquisition by the state on June 4, and served with Section 8 on July 9,” FSI said in a statement.
“We have initiated the normal process of delisting with the Ministry of Lands, and discussions are at an advanced stage.”