Zimbabwean farmers new life in UK

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.

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