OPEN FORUM: Zimbabwe land tenure debate needs closure

OPEN FORUM: Zimbabwe land tenure debate needs closure

OPEN FORUM: Zimbabwe land tenure debate needs closure

Source: OPEN FORUM: Zimbabwe land tenure debate needs closure | The Financial Gazette March 8, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

WHILE attending an investment conference in South Africa, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was asked about the situation of a Rusape white farmer, Robert Smart, who had been evicted from his farm some months earlier.

In January this year, the President made sure that the farmer was allowed back on his farm. Government, through the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, also instructed that white farmers still on the land be issued with 99-year leases. Previously they were issued with five-year leases.

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    Former farmer 3 months

    Anyone who purchased a farm with the certificate of no present interest issue by the government of Zimbabwe since 1985 should have their full property rights restored. The certificate was a statement and agreement that the goz was not interested in aquiring that farm. 99 yr leases will not attract investors and present goz cannot afford to compensate.

    Look at SA’s new policy and you see an opportunity for goz to make the right decision and make Zimbabwe the power house of Africa. Create democratic and respected goverance and all those big international companies will relocate to Harare which can only be beneficial to our nation.

    I want to come home but home still does not want me.