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Mugabe 'wouldn't look me in the eye'

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Ben Freeth

After the success of his documentary film, Mugabe and the White African, British-born Ben Freeth has become one of Zimbabwe's best-known white farmers.

He has now published a book of the same name, chronicling his family's fight, in the face of violent attacks, to keep hold of their farm after it was claimed by the government.

Since land seizures began in 2000, thousands of farmers have been forced to abandon their land and flee the country.

Others, like Freeth, have refused to move, a stand that has cost some their lives.

Correspondent Mike Thomson asked him why he felt the need to write the book.

This is an extended version of the broadcast interview.


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