Zimbabwean farmer murdered

14 December 2000

Zimbabwean farmer murdered

By FWi staff

A WHITE Zimbabwe farmer has been killed and his son injured in what was described as a political hit reports The Times.

Henry Elsworth, 70, served as an MP under Ian Smith and president Mugabe died in a hail of automatic gunfire in a ambush on his farm at Kwekwe, south of Harare.

His son Ian was driving when he had to stop at a gate which had been locked. He was hit nine times, but is said to be in a stable condition.

He blamed the attack on war veterans.

Mr Elsworth was the seventh white farmer to be murdered since April.

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