KWEKWE town clerk Emmanuel Musara is embroiled in a messy land fight with the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) over the ownership of part of Woodlands Farm.
Musara, through his lawyers Mutatu and Partners, approached the Kwekwe Magistrates’ Court under case 16/15 seeking the eviction of Muyoma Songo, who was renting Subdivision 3 of Woodlands Farm measuring 100 hectares from NSSA.
According to Musara’s lawyer Valentine Mutatu, the farm — which was owned by NSSA — was acquired by the government during the land reform programme then subdivided and allocated to mostly people linked to the military.
“That farm was properly gazetted and allocated to our client and other people, mainly soldiers, these people had been allowed to take their farms, but for some reason NSSA refused to let our client occupy his land,” he said.
Magistrate Vimbai Mutukwa on March 17 issued an eviction order against Songo and other tenants, who claimed to be occupying the farm through him.
She ordered that he pays the costs of the suit, paving way for Musara, who is nearing retirement to occupy the disputed land.
“It is ordered that the defendant and all those claiming occupation through him be and are hereby evicted from the Subdivision 3 of Woodlands Farm, Kwekwe,” reads part of the judgment, which was granted in default.