Zim property seized in CT

source: News24
2010-03-30 16:04

Cape Town – Civil rights group AfriForum seized a Cape Town property belonging to the Zimbabwean state on Tuesday, saying the move was the start of a “civil sanctions” campaign against President Robert Mugabe’s government.

“This is a process aimed at helping all the people of Zimbabwe in a way that creates hope and shows that it is possible for civil society to institute civil sanctions against a regime that does not help its people,” Willie Spies, a lawyer for AfriForum said outside of the offices of the sheriff for the district of Cape Town.

The process started in November 2008 when the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal ruled in favour of Michael Campbell and 78 Zimbabwean farmers that the land reform programme in the country was [continue reading]

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