Farmer’s daughter dies after attack

Commercial Farmers’ Union Death Notice

15 May 2014

It is with profound sadness that the Commercial Farmers’ Union in Zimbabwe has learnt of the brutal attack on two of our farming community members on Saturday 10 May 2014, namely Malcolm Francis and his daughter Catherine of Guruve [a farming district north 130km of Harare].

It is with deep regret that we announce the subsequent passing of Catherine Francis on the 14 May 2014.

We at the Commercial Farmers' Union, together with our members, offer our most sincere condolences to the family and pray for a quick and full recovery of Malcolm after having undergone delicate surgery.

We strongly urge the Government authorities to deal with this cowardly and barbaric attack with the full resource that it deserves, furthermore we condemn this attack in the strongest terms and we urge the authorities to act quickly and decisively in stabilizing our commercial farming subsector in the shortest possible time.

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go to the Francis family and may Catherine's dear soul rest in peace. May the Lord be with them all through this very difficult time.

Charles Taffs


Commercial farmers' Union, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel:  +263 (4) 790 274 or 790 276

Cell:  +263 (772) 284 847