Tag: Land Redistribution

Opinion: Why the Land Compensation Fund cannot be funded by rent for land seized from white commercial farmers

Opinion: Why the Land Compensation Fund cannot be funded by rent for land seized from white commercial farmers

Since the bankrupt Zimbabwean government needs to gain access to international funding and loans, it is under mounting pressure to compensate dispossessed white commercial farmers. Consequently, in March this year, the government announced that it was establishing a “Land Compensation Fund”. The purpose of the fund, the government claims, is […]

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 […]

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 […]