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Zimbabwe -- Norton farmer murdered (Commercial Farmers Union report om Ford murder, with pictures)
Commercial Farmers Union ^ | March 18, 2002

Posted on 03/19/2002 9:12:21 AM PST by Clive

Norton farmer, Terry Ford of Gowrie Farm, who was in his mid-fifties, was bludgeoned to death sometime in the early hours of this morning, Monday 18th March 2002.

Just before midnight last night, a group of about twenty, suspected to consist of settlers and war veterans, approached the homestead area.  Mr Ford, who was alone in the house, immediately made a report to the Norton police station and alerted a neighbouring farmer.  At 02:15hrs this morning, Mr Ford contacted the neighbour to say that there still had been no police response and that he would remain vigilant and call for assistance if necessary.  Mr Ford's battered body was found in the early hours of this morning.

This farm is in vicinity of Winsor Farm, where looting took place last week and the farmer and his family were forced to vacate.  Also in the same area, the homestead at Wilbered Farm, owned by an 81 year old cancer victim who is away receiving medical treatment, was completely looted of all belongings. These incidents have been reported to the police at all levels.  Of the group of approximately 70 looters involved in these incidents, 3 have been arrested.

The Norton district is controlled by War Veteran leader, Mrs Rusike.  The war veteran base commander on Gowrie Farm is Cde Wamba.  Both are known to have been involved in the previous two looting incidents.


TOPICS: Announcements; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: africawatch; mugabe; savages; tyranny; zimbabwe
I suspect that the arrests are mere damage control in light of the international attention that the murder received.

I do ono expect that it will get to a trial.

1 posted on 03/19/2002 9:12:21 AM PST by Clive
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2 posted on 03/19/2002 9:13:35 AM PST by Clive
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3 posted on 03/19/2002 9:14:12 AM PST by Clive
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4 posted on 03/19/2002 9:14:42 AM PST by Clive
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To: Jack Black; BansheeBill; backhoe; *AfricaWatch;
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5 posted on 03/19/2002 9:15:05 AM PST by Clive
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To: Clive
Will the same policemen who drive the "veterans" to their crimes now arrest them?
6 posted on 03/19/2002 9:15:47 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Clive
Mugabe has enough money, I'm wondering why he just doesn't go ahead
and buy that land from the farmers who have owned it for centuries?

Uh, that is merely a logical and rhetorical question

7 posted on 03/19/2002 9:25:06 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Clive
Why dont these moron farmers leave. Zimbabwe is not their country and if the savages do not want white people there fine. I understand that I am not welcome in that country and will never go there. It would be great for the Whites to leave because the more farms that are taken from them the worse the rest of the country starves.
8 posted on 03/19/2002 9:43:34 AM PST by illbenice
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To: Clive
Very sad and poignant photos.

Heads on pikes!

10 posted on 03/19/2002 9:53:21 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: illbenice
At a post where a photo of the battered corpse of a brave man is displayed, could you refrain from using the word "moron"? Have some respect. You're safe in Minnesota; you obviously don't have any idea of how much courage it takes to live in the rest of the world.
11 posted on 03/19/2002 10:07:38 AM PST by happygrl
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To: Clive
What happened to the Prime Directive? We should never have interfered with the africans. Their population would not have exploded without our medical technology. They would not have guns. They would not have transportation or communications. They would just be happilly killing each other the way they were for the 50,000 years before we showed up. Let nature take its course.
12 posted on 03/19/2002 10:13:23 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: illbenice
And whose country is Minnesota?
13 posted on 03/19/2002 10:13:45 AM PST by Clive
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To: illbenice
How many generations of productive labor does it take before where you live becomes "your country"?

Is life so dear it must be all that matters?

Is it so very easy to flee your home and life's work with only the clothes on your back?

My prayers go out to Terry Ford and his family who's only "crime" was to "feed the animals".

14 posted on 03/19/2002 10:15:39 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: illbenice
Why dont these moron farmers leave. Zimbabwe is not their country and if the savages do not want white people

That's ridiculous ---land doesn't belong to one race or the other. These farmers have been there many many years. That'd be like saying descendents from Africans only belong in Africa ---which is also riduculous.

15 posted on 03/19/2002 10:16:54 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Clive


16 posted on 03/19/2002 10:18:46 AM PST by Registered
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To: Clive
The answer is for the remaining white farmers to congregate together on collective style farms (after the model of the kibbutz in Israel). So long as they live in single families or alone out on these farms, they will be picked off one at a time. If several dozen families lived together in a central location, they could at least present a reasonable collective defense.
18 posted on 03/19/2002 10:21:10 AM PST by quebecois
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To: Lincoln was a tyrant
If the whites have to leave they should burn their homes and farms and take whatever they've worked for that they can. It's all going to end up being nothing anyhow, but these looters shouldn't be rewarded.
19 posted on 03/19/2002 10:24:03 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Lincoln was a tyrant
Strangely enough, I did a search on the title of the book and all these eugenics websites came up...
20 posted on 03/19/2002 10:38:17 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: FITZ
If the whites have to leave they should burn their homes and farms and take whatever they've worked for that they can. It's all going to end up being nothing anyhow, but these looters shouldn't be rewarded.

The remaining farmers should just walk down to the local bank, take out a HUGE equity loan against the value of the farm, get on a plane to where ever, and leave Mugabe with a worthless farm with a huge unpaid loan against it.
21 posted on 03/19/2002 10:52:32 AM PST by LetsRok
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To: LetsRok
Ah, ther's the rub!

Would you lend money against a farm slated for expropriation without compensation.

In fact, that will be one of the factors contributing to famine. The farmers will not even be able to borrow to buy seed stock and fertilizer.

22 posted on 03/19/2002 10:56:49 AM PST by Clive
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To: hellinahandcart
Good reposte ! Lincoln was a tyrant doesn't know that this is not about race - opposition to Mugabe is composed of all colors. This is also not about I.Q.: there are plenty of blacks there who could whip his intellect up one side and down the other. It is about integrity and values and the extent that some people will go to in order to retain power. That flaw is color blind as history does attest.
23 posted on 03/19/2002 10:57:16 AM PST by happygrl
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To: Born to Conserve
"They would not have guns."

What difference would that make?

24 posted on 03/19/2002 11:02:18 AM PST by wcbtinman
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To: quebecois
These farmers should also go on the offensive. They know that ultimately, it's gonna be 'kill or be killed'. Time to take out some of those "leaders" who are behind these atrocities.

But, like most sheep...

25 posted on 03/19/2002 11:07:19 AM PST by wcbtinman
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To: happygrl
"Lincoln was a tyrant" is a new guy, making friends and spreading joy wherever he goes. :D
26 posted on 03/19/2002 11:18:02 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Registered
That picture just haunted me yesterday.
27 posted on 03/19/2002 11:21:24 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Clive
I'd appreciate being added to your ping list for these articles.
28 posted on 03/19/2002 11:23:12 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: wcbtinman
The key question is "have they been disarmed yet"? If so, there is no hope for them. "Call for assistance" is increasingly becoming "call for Mr.AR, or Mr.AK, or Mr.Colt". Anything else seems to be a waste of time and effort.
29 posted on 03/19/2002 11:23:43 AM PST by jsraggmann
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To: hellinahandcart
"I'd appreciate being added to your ping list for these articles."

Done.


30 posted on 03/19/2002 11:30:21 AM PST by Clive
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To: wcbtinman
Whites are a tiny portion of the Zim population. Farmers are a yet tinier portion. Effectives are a still tinier portion.

If farmers were to start shooting the whole of Africa would be after their hides.

A shooting war would be suicide.

31 posted on 03/19/2002 11:35:25 AM PST by Clive
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To: hellinahandcart
Me too.
32 posted on 03/19/2002 12:08:18 PM PST by Razz Barry
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To: LetsRok
"The remaining farmers should just walk down to the local bank, take out a HUGE equity loan against the value of the farm, get on a plane to where ever, and leave Mugabe with a worthless farm with a huge unpaid loan against it. "

Not quite that simple, but I know what you mean. One of the strategies that South Africans have used to escape South Africa during the last 10 years include taking out a loan to buy equipement in the US, but instead of having the equipment delivered, sneaking out of the country and taking possession of it in the US.

They, just like the Whites of Zimbabwe, are not allowed to take anything of value out of the country.

It may surprise you but the US has similar laws. Just try leaving the country with a large amount of money. It will be confiscated, and you will end up in jail. So much for the land of the free huh?

33 posted on 03/19/2002 12:30:57 PM PST by monday
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To: illbenice
"Why dont these moron farmers leave. Zimbabwe is not their country "

This is wrong on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin. First of all Zimbabwe is their country just as much as the country where you live is your country. They have lived there for generations. All they know and love is in that country. Just because you don't understand why they would want to live there dosn't mean their reasons are not valid.

Finally even if they did want to leave, how anxious would you be to start over in a new country with nothing but the clothes on your back. This is assuming that they could find a country that would grant them asylum? I expect that any that wanted to, and could, have already left.

Those that remain may have very few options indeed, and for you to call them morons shows a stunning lack of compassion and understanding. You should be ashamed.

34 posted on 03/19/2002 12:52:32 PM PST by monday
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To: Clive
"A shooting war would be suicide."

So is not trying to kill your enemy. What is the difference vs what is going on now? If they are coming for me, I'm gonna die knee deep in hot brass.

35 posted on 03/19/2002 1:18:19 PM PST by wcbtinman
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To: jsraggmann
"..."Call for assistance"..."

Were it not illegal, I would go on a crusade to provide these farmers with some serious firepower.

36 posted on 03/19/2002 1:21:41 PM PST by wcbtinman
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To: Clive
A horrifying article, made more so, by the pictures. Those who do this, are subhuman !

Of course, you are correct, in supposing that nothing will be done about this. They haven't EVER before; why start now ? The same thing is happening in South Africa, and is even less reported upon ; let alone punished.

37 posted on 03/19/2002 8:01:08 PM PST by nopardons
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To: illbenice
Please do explain just where and how they should go. Their money is almost worthless, and you need a visa to get into all countries. The USA won't give them one, and neither will most other counries. If they cross the border, into South Africa, as illegals, they WILL be hunted down, caught, and returned.

You have any other great ideas ... like turning lead into gold ?

38 posted on 03/19/2002 8:04:56 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Hobey Baker
White South Africans TODAY live behind high wals topped with razor wire and broken glass, and elaborate securities alarm systems on everything. Taxis have James Bondian devices, and fire throwing thingies on their wheels, for some minor protection. Many well educated whites and blacks have already left South Africa, and millions more, would like to / are trying to ; however , that is VERY difficult to do.

Global companies have left, and I doubt that many will continue to stay.

39 posted on 03/19/2002 8:09:56 PM PST by nopardons
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To: wcbtinman
That's easy for you and the other cretins, who keep posting this kind of trash to say. Tell me, WHERE ARE THEY TO GO, AND HOW, WITH NO MONEY, NO VISA, AND NO COUNTRY WILLING TO TAKE THEM IN IMMEDIATELY ?
40 posted on 03/19/2002 8:18:11 PM PST by nopardons
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To: monday
Thank you for telling the facts / truth, to those who don't know any.
41 posted on 03/19/2002 8:21:13 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
You must be posting to someone else. I didn't advocate them going anywhere. I advocate that they stay and fight, and at this point kill their enemies.

Since, as I understand it, the govt has dis-armed them, I would, it it were legal to do so, collect and ship them some firearms and other weapons of war to help them.

I know they have nowhere to go, and a look over my shoulder at the future indicates that a similar scenario is possible here in the US. I ain't gonna run from here either, even if I could. The US is my home, and I'm gonna retaliate in kind if the same tactics are used against Americans.

42 posted on 03/19/2002 8:37:45 PM PST by wcbtinman
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