SA government to appeal seizure of Zim government properties

source: SW Radio Africa
By Alex Bell
06 April 2010

The South African government has stated that it will appeal a court’s decision to attach Zimbabwean assets as compensation for farmers, after a multi million rand property was seized by lawyers last week.
The property was one of four identified by civil rights initiative AfriForum, to be ‘attached’ as possible compensation for South African farmers who have lost land in Robert Mugabe’s land ‘reform’ programme. A 2008 regional ruling declaring his land ‘reform’ program as ‘unlawful’ has been ignored and legally dismissed in Zimbabwe. Farmers approached AfriForum to have that same ruling, made by the human rights court of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), registered in South Africa.

Judge Garth Rabie last month ruled in favour of the farmers, stating that the SADC Tribunal ruling, including a later order to pay costs to the farmers, should be honoured. AfriForum has since been [continue reading]

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