Zimbabwe Begins to Compensate Evicted White Farmers
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sees the paying of compensation to white farmers as key to mend ties with the West, and set aside U.S.$20 million in this year's budget to that end. Two decades ago former president Robert Mugabe's government carried out evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 black families, arguing it was redressing imbalances from the colonial era. But the land reform still divides public opinion as opponents see it as a partisan process that left the country struggling to feed itself.
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allAfrica, 11 April 2019
South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has lashed out at Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his plans to pay compensation to white farmers who… Read more »
New Zimbabwe, 7 April 2019
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, has begun registering former commercial white farmers who lost their land under the chaotic land redistribution exercise. Read more »
President Emmerson Mnangagwa and First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa assessing their maize crop at their farm (file photo).
The Herald, 8 April 2019
GOVERNMENT has started identifying and registering white former commercial farm owners who lost land during the country's agrarian reform to pave way for compensation after RTGS$53… Read more »
The government has set aside U.S.$53 million to compensate white farmers affected during the Land Reform Programme - but the Commercial Farmers Union says the money is not enough ... Read more »
Hundreds of families have been left homeless after a government order to evict people who illegally settled on various farms in Zimbabwe. The order follows a countrywide audit of ... Read more »
White commercial farmers who were driven off their land during President Robert Mugabe's land seizures say they have "launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice ... Read more »