‘Govt not going back on gazetted farms’

via ‘Govt not going back on gazetted farms’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 11, 2014

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday told Parliament that government will not budge over its position that white farmers should vacate gazetted farms.

Chinamasa was responding to Kambuzuma MP Willias Madzimure (MDC-T), who wanted to know government policy regarding the fresh farm invasions.

“With respect to the so-called farm invasions, I have gone into this matter and visited farms that were ‘invaded’ and found there are certain whites who have no respect of the law in that their farms were gazetted for acquisition by government, but they were still resisting moving off the farms when the rightful people with offer letters came to occupy,” Chinamasa said.

“The white farmers must comply with the law and must not continue resisting enforcement of the law,” he said.

Binga North MP Prince Dubeko Sibanda (MDC-T) demanded to know if President Robert Mugabe’s recent pronouncements that all remaining white farmers should move out of the farms were not going to further derail economic recovery.

“Everybody must abide by the law. The whole land reform programme was to try and address historical imbalances without failure and excuse and when we say those whites must go, it is those resisting abiding by the law who are affected. Some white farmers have offer letters and they are not affected,” Chinamasa said.

He also told the House that the Chinese were set to visit Zimbabwe to undertake feasibility studies to construct the new Parliament building.

Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa told Parliament that Sadc Health ministers had made a resolution recently in Ethiopia that it was not necessary to completely close borders for nationals from Ebola-affected countries as that would have negative economic consequences on the region.


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    Mukanya 8 years ago

    Chinamasa- to read as CHINA masa

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    Carry on dear Patrick. And then when you can’t pay army, airforce, police etc and you go begging bowl in hand and get turned away come home and take some more productive and producing farms. You must keep doing this because you are digging your hole so deep and dark that you will NEVER be able to climb out of it. Do you honestly think that your so called ‘land redistribution’ is fair and acceptable? What fruit has it produced. Once you all started you could not stop. Have you ever heard that whatsoever you sow you shall reap? From where we are sitting it is like watching a movie: a whole bunch of people deliberately running towards an abyss and then jumping in. You can justify the suffering you have caused before a pathetic SADC but you will NEVER justify it before a just God.

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    Um Pat, maybe the reason the “white farmers” are resisting moving off their farms is:

    a) Because they have no alternative accomodation
    b) They have invested their life and money into making these farms a succes therefor relying on any money they make to live off.
    c) Has it ever occured to Zanu PF that the very very few white farmers that are producing are actually making a difference to the Economy?

    Can you see where i’m going with this….

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    Johann 8 years ago

    “Everybody must abide by the law”- Tell that to yourself and Mugabe Mr Chinamasa

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    Gwanyamwanya We Mahobo 8 years ago

    The priorities are just upside down! Why on earth do we have to have a NEW Parliament Building?????

    We need a new Harare, via Masvingo, to Beit Bridge road, please!

    Eish !

    Cry Zimbabwe!

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    mark longhurst 8 years ago

    Acquisition ???? what a friggen liar, please put your hand up if you have ever been paid a cent by Zanu for anything they have stolen—rule of law –what a lie !

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    ” there is no law ” so how can you respect it. ???????? Zpf economic priorities….new white elephant parliament….Pink elephant ‘ national defends academy ‘….total imbeciles. Pamberi mob justice

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    Ebola is coming be warned and zanupf have no means to control it. We will see how south Africa. starts to react the first thing they will do is shut the borders and to hell with sadec

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    The Chinese will construct a very big concrete tree for parliament with a large grant boulder on which Mugabe can sit. Zimbabwe is already back in the Stone Age it should go all the way back to their real roots. And Zimbabwe according to racist Mugabe doesn’t need whites so he should do away with white parliament buildings so a tree will be fine.

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    just saying 8 years ago

    Sure Chinamasa there will be no going back on gazetted farms in the same way there will be no way we will be going back to being food self sufficient why you clowns are running things!

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    Zim Patriot 8 years ago

    what happened to IDI Amin when he chased away people of lighter pigment, he did not last long….CRY ZIMBABWE cry to our Lord and Saviour for deliverance….thou shalt not steal, a farm, an election, a business, a natural resource from we the people of Zimbabwe!!!!! We wait and rest in the Lord for His perfect timing