21 August 2000
Zimbabwean farmers new life in UK
By FWi staff
A ZIMBABWEAN farmer who until a few weeks ago owned a 3,500 acre estate employing 65 people is now making a living as a tractor driver in East Anglia.
Derek Arlett-Johnson was forced to leave his farm in Gweru, central Zimbabwe, after death threat from so-called war veterans, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Now located with wife seven-year-old daughter at a secret address in Suffolk, 40-year-old Mr Arlett-Johnson works 100 hours a week on short-term contracts.
His farm, which produced flowers, is now derelict, says The Telegraph.
- Third Zimbabwean farmer killed, FWi, 08 May 2000
- Zimbabwe land talks deadlocked, FWi, 28 April 2000
- Zimbabwe rules out action on squatters, FWi, 11 April 2000
- The Daily Telegraph 21/08/2000 page 8