Tag: Land Grabs

How Zanu PF milked besieged farmer dry

How Zanu PF milked besieged farmer dry

Homeless, with no income or relative to turn to and with nowhere to go: this sums up the predicament in which former dairy farmer, Yvonne Goddard, finds herself after her Cresta Ibeka farm on the outskirts of Masvingo was grabbed by suspended Zanu PF provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira. Despite twice […]

Mugabe warned over fresh farm invasions

Mugabe warned over fresh farm invasions

Opposition political parties have warned President Robert Mugabe against his typical populist, political rhetoric approach following his mooted fresh farm invasion exercise to satisfy war veterans’ demands amid a disastrous fast track land policy that turned Zimbabwe into a basket case. Recently, Mugabe admitted that the country was importing maize […]

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 […]