ZIM: “War Veteran” Land Seizure

Past farm occupations by so-called war veterans have turned violent

Past farm occupations by so-called war veterans have been violent.

Much of the same for white Zimbabwean farmers after the government power-sharing deal. Less than two weeks after agreement, ZANU-PF, has began requisitioning white-owned farms with little regard to the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Tribunal ruling that “seizing white-owned property for redistribution to landless black farmers was discriminatory and illegal.”

The MDC has, thus far, been unavailable to comment on the situation.  This adds to the list of issues still grappling the country, including rampant inflation, cholera, and a food crisis.  Barring drastic change, the 400 white owned farms face further troubles.  There can only hope for recognition of court rulings and a change in the political climate. There is excitement over the new Prime Minister, and farmer Catherine Meridith, is optimistic, saying “I’m 100% confident that in five years’ time, I’ll still be living on this farm.”

One thought on “ZIM: “War Veteran” Land Seizure

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