Incident Summary:

10/25/2010: On Monday night, at a farm near Harare city, Harare province, Zimbabwe, unidentified militants fired upon and killed a prominent white Zimbabwean farmer, Kobus Joubert, and beat the his wife and stole a laptop and cash from the farmers home. The militants accused the farmers of supporting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change. No group has claimed responsibility, but militants loyal to Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe were thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Harare

Location Details:
The attack occurred at a farm near Harare city, Harare province, Zimbabwe.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Zimbabwe
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Voice of America, "Prominent White Zimbabwean Farmer Killed," (October 26, 2010).
Associated Press, "Prominent Zimbabwe Farmer Shot Dead in Robbery," Associated Press, October 27, 2010,