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Guruve double murder: Government’s silence irks farmers

Guruve double murder: Government’s silence irks farmers


THE Commercial Farmers’ Union of Zimbabwe (CFUZ) has said it is troubled by the government’s silence over the killing of Guruve farmer Malcom Francis and his daughter Catherine by unknown assailants on their farm.


The two were attacked while taking a walk at their farm and found unconscious by a family member who rushed them to hospital on May 10.

Catherine died two weeks ago while Malcolm passed away a week later.

“We condemn this cowardly attack on an elderly man and a young woman and its barbaric brutality in the strongest of terms and find these actions wholly unacceptable to us as a civilised nation,” CFUZ said in a statement over the weekend.

“In addition, we are greatly troubled by the total silence from our authorities, as well as our leaders, around this event so much that we are left wondering if this crime was not sanctioned or condoned by some higher office.

“We most sincerely hope that this is not the case and that the relevant authorities such as the police force as well as others will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice.”

CFUZ said there were many other unresolved murders and atrocities committed over the last 14 years during the land reform exercise.

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