Zim government protests against loss of CT property

The plush Kenilworth property was auctioned off for R3.7 million to cover legal costs incurred by AfriForum.

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HARARE - The Zimbabwean government has protested against the loss of its Cape Town property.

The plush Kenilworth property was auctioned off for R3.7 million to cover legal costs incurred by AfriForum on behalf of some dispossessed white farmers.

Former information minister Jonathan Moyo says the sale of this house may create an 'unfortunate precedent'.

Harare's ambassador to South Africa has attacked lawyers acting for white Zimbabwean farmers who won a SADC Rights Tribunal case against President Robert Mugabe's government.

Isaac Moyo told the official Chronicle newspaper that Zimbabwe made a payment on Saturday of R840,000.

He told the paper that the farmers' lawyers had disregarded the fact that the money had already been paid.

Reports say the white farmers won't actually see any of the money, and their victory is merely symbolic.