Ben Freeth is in America to ask Obama and the White House for help to stop Mugabe’s land grabs.
Christina Lamb writes that “In desperation he decided to take his case to Washington. He spent Friday on Capitol Hill telling his story to legislators and hopes to meet Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, this week.
“The United States is the biggest bilateral donor to Zimbabwe and it’s really important that they put pressure on the government to ensure the court judgment is respected,” he said.
The court judgment referred to is the SADC tribunal ruling last November that the farm seizures were illegal and ordered Zimbabwe’s government to pay costs.