By A Correspondent- The government has gazetted Statutory Instrument 50 of 2021 which approves the eviction of over 1 000 families from the Sengwe Communal lands in Chiredzi paving way for the multi-million dollar lucerne grass project by Dendairy company.
The SI titled Statutory Instrument 50 of 2021 Communal Land (Setting Aside of Land) (Chiredzi) Notice was issued by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in terms of the Communal Land Act [Chapter 20: 04]. Reads the SI:
Communal Land (Setting Aside of Land) (Chiredzi) Notice, 2021 THE Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development and in terms of section 10 of the Communal Land Act [Chapter 20:041. hereby makes the following notice:-
- This notice may be cited as the Communal Land (Setting Aside of Land) (Chiredzi) Notice, 2021.
- The area of land described hereunder in terms of the Schedule shall be set aside with effect from the date of publication of this notice for the purpose of lurcene production.
- Any person occupying or using the land specified in the Schedule, otherwise than by virtue of a right held in terms of the Mines and Minerals Act [Chapter 21:051, is ordered to depart permanently with all of his or her property from the said land by the date of publication of this notice, unless he or she acquires rights of use or occupation to the said land in terms of section (9)(1) of the Communal Land Act [Chapter 20:041.
DESCRIPTION OF AREA
An area of land approximately 12 940 hectares in extent, in the administrative district of Chiredzi as shown by the inner edge of the black line on plan M.O.E. XXXX which can be inspected, free of charge. at the following offices:
Secretary for Local Government, Urban and Rural Development, Makombe Building, Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare.
The Provincial Administrator for Masvingo.
District Administrator for Chiredzi.