'Police, soldiers' attack white farmers in Zimbabwe

'Police, soldiers' attack white farmers in Zimbabwe
Published: 20 July 2015 (895 Views)
Zimbabwe's Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has reportedly urged its members to be on high alert following reports that a gang in police and military uniform is attacking white farmers in the Midlands and Masvingo provinces.

A Southern Eye report quoted CFU director Hendrick Olivier as urging white commercial farmers to tighten their security after reports of attacks in Gweru and Mwenezi.

In a statement written to union members, Olivier said the latest incident involved a farmer and his wife who were attacked on their farm in the Mwenezi/Ngundu area at midnight over the weekend. The couple was assaulted and robbed.

"Please be on the lookout for three criminals who were seen driving away from the scene in a dark coloured Toyota Ipsum vehicle. One was dressed in a brown police uniform with a cap; another was dressed in the blue police uniform and the third was dressed in camouflage [army]," Olivier was quoted as saying.

National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba could not be reached for comment yesterday.


- Southern Eye

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