Articles tagged 'white farmers'

Government throws white farmers lifeline 26 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has thrown a lifeline to white commercial farmers by inviting them to enter into joint ventures with resettled farmers as part of reviving agriculture and boosting the economy. Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement minister Perrance Shiri ...
Huge boost for white farmers 11 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has taken further steps towards compensating white farmers whose farms were seized during the chaotic agrarian reforms of 18 years ago when it on Friday appointed chairperson of the Compensation Committee that will spearhead the process. Gover...
New land deal for white farmers hailed but... 3 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's move to issue 99-year leases to the few remaining white farmers in a bid to end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture has been hailed as a goodwill gesture amid calls to just give the commercial farmers full ownership. Perrance Shiri, the Land...
Evicted white farmers bounce back 29 October 2017 HARARE - White Zimbabwean commercial farmers who were driven off their land during President Robert Mugabe's controversial land seizures are coming back through joint venture arrangements and are also producing cash crops such as tobacco and soya beans mostly under contract farming. Zimbabwe h...
Zanu PF youths call for fresh land invasions 19 October 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF youth league secretary Kudzanai Chipanga has controversially called for a total seizure of all remaining white-owned farms to resettle the ruling party's youths. Curiously, his call is on the back of Lands and Rural Resettlement ministry commissioning a survey to ascertain lan...
'Evicted white farmers feed Zimbabwe' 23 March 2016 HARARE - The maize being imported into Zimbabwe from Zambia is coming from white commercial farmers evicted during the often-violent land invasions here, President Robert Mugabe has ironically conceded. Speaking at a Zanu PF rally held on Friday at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura, Mugabe said the ...
'White farmers should be compensated' 18 December 2015 HARARE - Government must prioritise the compensation of white former commercial farmers for improvements they made on land it acquired during the ad hoc and often chaotic land reform programme which started in 2000, a Zanu PF MP has said. Contributing to a motion on the Finance Bill in Parliam...
'11 besieged white farmers must stay' 29 November 2015 HARARE - Chief Chiweshe and Mashonaland Central Province war veterans have thrown their weight behind 11 commercial white farmers facing eviction from their properties. Centenary white farmer Phillip Rankin, owner of Kingston Deverill Farm and his colleagues are living in fear after veterans o...
Govt to seize remaining white-owned farms 21 January 2015 MARONDERA - Amid an aura of calculated menace, Joel Biggie Matiza, State minister for Mashonaland East, announced today government's intention to press ahead with plans to seize Zimbabwe's remaining white-owned commercial farms. “We have invited all the chiefs in the province to this ceremony ...