Tag: Farmland

White ex-farmers on cusp of compensation

White ex-farmers on cusp of compensation

Government is finalising compensation for white former commercial farmers as part of measures to bring to finality the Fast-Track Land Reform Programme, a Cabinet minister has said. Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa told The Sunday Mail that valuations had been done for about 1 400 of the roughly […]

Evicted white farmers doubt govt’s ability to compensate them

Evicted white farmers doubt govt’s ability to compensate them

Zimbabwe’s white former commercial farmers, who lost their property under the land reform programme, have welcomed government’s move to compensate them, but said they remained sceptical of the offer given the poor state of the economy coupled with this year’s ravaging drought. Speaking to NewsDay in separate interviews in Chinhoyi over […]

Zimbabwe plans to compensate farmers for seized land

Zimbabwe plans to compensate farmers for seized land

Zimbabwe plans to start compensating mainly white farmers who lost their land and livelihoods during state- backed farm invasions that began in 2000 and triggered a near decade-long recession, the Finance Ministry said in a circular distributed to lawmakers. Farmers may be compensated for “both land and improvements,” as well […]

Govt to give $10bn compensation to white farmers

Govt to give $10bn compensation to white farmers

GOVERNMENT is working on setting up a $10 billion compensation fund to settle disputes and bring closure to the fast-track land reform exercise. Since government embarked on the land reform exercise 16 years ago, it has skirted the issue of compensation, blighting a seemingly noble objective to redress colonial imbalances. […]