Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora

Illegal settlers have been ordered to move off pieces of land they are occupying without authority.

Settlers who are squatting on agricultural land under the guise of resettlement have been given a stern warning action will be taken against them if they don’t heed calls for them to move off the land they are occupying illegally.

Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora told the Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting in Chinhoyi that a position has been reached at by the party at a higher level to evict all illegal settlers.

Earlier on, the Minister of State for Mashonaland West Cde Webster Shamu had also indicated the urgency with which the province has to deal with the matter.

The extent of the problem of illegal settlements in Mashonaland West could not, however, be immediately established.