Zimbabwe to compensate white farmers by September

Zimbabwe to compensate white farmers by September

Source: Zimbabwe to compensate white farmers by September | The Financial Gazette May 3, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has promised to compensate displaced white commercial farmers by September this year.

The move, which is aimed at facilitating the country’s international re-engagement efforts and boost investor confidence, will see the new administration coughing up close to $9 billion for the misdeeds of former president Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Mugabe’s government dispossessed at least 4 000 white farmers under his controversial land reforms programme that was aimed at distributing farms to “landless blacks”, but  led to a massive slump in agricultural production.


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    Ndebele 4 years ago

    What about the 300000 BLACK staff?

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    The Mind Boggles 4 years ago

    Now I’ve heard it all , clearly they don’t have the money and even if they did ” coughing up close to $9 billion for the misdeeds of former president Robert Mugabe’s regime.”

    Yesterdays hero today’s villain, misdeeds of President Robert Mugabe’s regime , hahahaha I can’t stop laughing.

    And yes @Ndebele I agree with you what about the huge numbers of displaced employees?

    Suddenly the third chimurenga is a “Misdeed” hahahahahahahah

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    chimusoro 4 years ago

    What a bunch of arseholes we have running our country!

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    Jonsina 4 years ago

    Surely the govt that will be formed after elections must give consideration as one of least of the top 20 priorities to compensating white farmers for buildings and some equipment lost during the land redress program. I don’t think they can fail to give them ,10000 bucks each. This however cannot override pressing problems affecting our majority. Master race was buried in 1945. Britain must fund 65 percent of the required funds or else I will ask God to trigger WW3 in Europe and we close the chapter till the end of time.

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      Hate speech is so wonderful to see from my comrades. Reminds me of the good days from last year.

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    Komba 4 years ago

    A successful commercial farmer needs much more than land.
    Inherited and accumulated experience .
    The enthusiasm to work sixteen hour days seven days a week.
    The ability to take set backs and carry on. To be resourceful under difficult conditions.
    Capital and lines of credit can easily melt away and must be guarded.
    The land reform program killed the goose that laid the golden eggs.
    To turn the situation around don’t compensate the farmers just apologise and beg them to come back.
    Other African countries are gaining the benefit of those that left.
    Retuning farmers will need funding..
    The funding will be much less than any reasonable compensation.
    Those willing to start again are a national resource that should be appreciated.
    Zimbabwe can return to bread basket status with their help.

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      Zambezi 4 years ago

      Well said Komba!!!!

      Mozambique / Zambia are now exporting to Zimbabwe. All this produce is being produced by former Zimbabwean farmers.

      What an embarrassment it is, to see our farmers now farming in foreign countries and sending their produce back to their land of birth, all because their land of birth does not want to let them farm.

      To be a farmer requires hard work and dedication. Subsistence farming on a 100 x 100 plot is not going to feed the nation. Commercial farmers need 100’s of hectares to be able to feed the nation and also to export, as happened before the “land reform” process.

      100’s of thousands of farm employees lost their livelihoods overnight, thrown onto the side of the road with their possessions (if they were lucky). ED needs to engage with those farmers and offer them their land / farms back (original farms), the farm labourers will come back, the country will move forward again.