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Ben Freeth (author of Mugabe and the White African) go-kart's through Zimbabwe to raise funds for farm workers

Ben Freeth (author of Mugabe and the White African) go-kart's through Zimbabwe to raise funds for farm workers

Last month, Ben Freeth (author of Mugabe and the White African) and his sons Joshua and Stephen Freeth, undertook an adventure with the aim of raising funds to provide training, medical assistance and educational support to farm workers effected by the political violence in Zimbabwe.

The expedition, carried out under the aegis of the Mike Campbell Foundation, currently sees the family team crossing Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pans in a homemade go-kart. Ro read about the rest of the adventure, click here for the BooksLIVE post.

To follow the expedition and make a secure donation online, click here

About the book:

Since President Mugabe began his violent land-seizure programme in 2000, thousands of white farmers and their families have been forced to abandon all they own and flee Zimbabwe. But Ben Freeth, and his father-in-law, farmer Mike Campbell, who had owned and worked the land of their home for over 30 years, were determined to take a stand. They fought a desperate battle against Mugabe through the international courts; it was a fight that almost cost them everything.

Mugabe and the White African is a first-hand account of the madness that engulfed Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s men destroyed farmland, stole equipment, slaughtered animals, burnt down houses, intimidated the workers, and beat or murdered the farmers. It is a heartbreaking story of trauma and tragedy, and a tale of courage, as one family, driven by a deep sense of justice and strong Christian principles, risked everything to fight for their home and their country.

Click here for more information about Mugabe and the White African

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