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Robert Mugabe closes in on last white farmers
The Times ^ | 1/31/2010 | Jon Swain in Harare

Posted on 01/30/2010 9:25:19 PM PST by bruinbirdman

One by one the last white farmers are being beaten into submission. Four more had their farms seized by marauding gangs last week.

“They do not want us whites,” one farmer said.

Finaughty, 43, will never forget how his world came crashing down. One moment at his Manda farm there was stillness. Then came a burst of noise and confusion. A screaming, drunken mob hammered at the gates.

Armed mobs encouraged by Robert Mugabe and his cronies forced Ray Finaughty and
his family off their land

It was the climax of a two-year eviction campaign against him. He had fought step by step in the courts. Their judgments in his favour were all ignored. With no respect for the rule of law in Zimbabwe, he finally lost the battle.

Armed with spears and sticks, a mob threatened him and his wife, Loraine, by driving a tractor against the gate of their home. “We’re going to kill you,” they said. The family were given 10 minutes to pack their life’s belongings.

It was not the first attack that Finaughty had weathered. In one savage beating his attackers suggested breaking his legs as he lay injured in a field. “Leave him. He’s dead,” he heard one of them say.

Finaughty crawled away and saved himself. He had four broken ribs and concussion.

Another time, acting in self-defence, he had to shoot dead an armed robber who broke into his farmhouse. The police were sympathetic and took no action. But they treated the seizure of his farm differently.

“This is political. It’s a hot potato. We can’t get involved,” said Vengisai, the chief inspector, when Finaughty contacted his office.

So the Finaughty family drove away from the farm they loved. Soon, they believe, much of the

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; dictators; whites; zimbabwe
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To: mad_as_he$$; penowa

The same things ARE happening here. Look at most cities and inner ring suburbs. Whitey flight is rampant in the USA now. I do think as long as we have the Second Amendment, we are relatively safe.

81 posted on 01/31/2010 11:50:35 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
Yes and out p-Resident is fueling it. The attack on “the middle calls” if the path to violence. Oh and it is deliberate.
82 posted on 01/31/2010 2:58:30 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (
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To: penowa

Only one way to find out. That’s why I’m going.

83 posted on 01/31/2010 5:03:27 PM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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