Zimbabwe Signs U.S.$3.5 Billion Deal to Compensate White Farmers

The government has signed the agreement to pay back white farmers who were evicted during the land redistribution programme in the early 2000s under Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the land reform programme could not be reversed, but paying compensation is key to mending ties with the West.


President Emmerson Mnangagwa witnesses the signing ceremony between Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube (right) and Commercial Farmers’ Union president Andrew Pascoe at State House.

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