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GOVERNMENT says it is considering increasing the land allocated to First Lady Grace Mugabe and her Children’s home “as a way of appreciating” her work in Mazowe.

Lands minister, Douglas Mombeshora told a field day at Grace Mugabe Foundation farm that the 1600 hectare plot is proving to be small for what the First Lady could do.

“When we gave her this farm, we were attacked but today I am happy that she is proving to be farmers worthy her salt.

“I will not hesitate to sign any papers for more land for her or the president because they are productive farmers who are really in need of the land,” Mombeshora said.

Grace Mugabe grabbed three farms from three different entities among them was Citrus producer, Mazoe Estate which was farming Oranges to make a single farm.

“Here we combined three farms which were lying idle and gave to productive people like the First Family,” he said.

Speaking at the same event which was meant to award the First Lady as the best farmer in Mashonaland Central, provincial minister Mart Dinha said he was thinking of grabbing more land from Mazoe Citrus saying the firm was failing to utilise it.

“We should consider taking the entire land which we gave to Mazoe Citrus because they are failing. Tractors are lying idle, workers have gone for days without being paid,” he said.

Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere said the investment by the First Family is the largest in the province outside of those done by foreigners.

Besides the Grace Mugabe Foundation farm, the First Family also has the Gushungo Holdings – another large piece of land just stone’s throw away from the foundation making them one of the multiple farmers in the country just like many Zanu PF top officials.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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