‘I will not leave his farm house’
18 January 2018
A HARARE man is at odds with his former workers whom he claims are refusing to vacate his farm house.
Norbert Chatyora opened up at the Harare civil court where he wanted two of his farm workers Charles Makwara and Cephas Chitaura evicted.
Chatyora said the two men had been staying at his farmhouse as employees but he no longer needed their services.
He went on to tell the court that he sent them a three months’ notice so that they would look for somewhere to go and stay.
“I want to employ new workers at my farm who will be replacing these two and they need a place to stay but now these two are refusing to vacate.
“I once reported this case to the police and they tried reasoning with these guys but they are still insisting on staying.
“Cephas keeps giving me excuses, he even threatened my farm manager that he is going to beat him to death,” said Chatyora.
Chatyora said Charles’ grandmother came and pleaded with him to allow Charles to stay since he had just married.
In response, Cephas was not opposed to the application.
“Your Worship, I am not opposed to his application for peace order, you can grant him.
“My issue is on the house, I used to work for the whites before they moved, so they left me staying on the farm and in the house which he wants me evicted.
“I will not leave that house because I grew up there and will also die there,” said Cephas.
Magistrate Nyasha Marufu ordered Chatyora to take the matter to Goromonzi court and to make the correct application for eviction not a peace order.