ARTICLES RELATING TO ZIMBABWE LAND REFORMS

Farmer attacked, left for dead in Zim

2014-08-21 13:02

A white Zimbabwean farmer and his wife are reportedly fighting for their lives after they sustained broken bones during an attack which is believed to have been politically motivated.

Mugabe 'has forgiven whites for colonial injustice'

2014-07-14 11:38
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Zimbabwe's minister of Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs has reportedly denied that President Robert Mugabe acted outside the constitution when he said whites must cede all land to blacks.

White farmers respond to Mugabe's threats

2014-07-04 10:04
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White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

No land for whites in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe

2014-07-03 10:15
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President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

No more farms grabs, Zimbabwe assures EU

2014-06-10 12:08

Zimbabwe has reportedly assured the European Union that the country won't engage in farms grabs anymore, as the government strives to lure foreign investment to revive an ailing economy.

Zim failing to use land productively - envoy

2014-03-07 11:03

The Danish government has reportedly blamed Zimbabwe’s failing economy on the under-utilisation of huge tracts of land by the beneficiaries of the country’s land reform programme.

We must learn from Zimbabwe, says Malema

2014-01-10 09:56
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EFF leader Julius Malema says there is no land reform system that has worked successfully for Africa other than Zimbabwe's land reform programme, according to reports.

Mbeki statements mischievous - office

2013-08-30 10:25

Statements attributed to former president Thabo Mbeki about Zimbabwe's election and land reform policy were "mischievous", his office says.

Fund Zanu-PF or lose land, white farmers told

2013-06-20 13:04

Zimbabwe's broke Zanu-PF has extended a begging bowl to white commercial farmers who survived the chaotic land reform, ahead of elections expected this year, a report says.

Dutch farmers demand €23m from Zim

2012-10-03 12:57

Dutch farmers forced off their land in Zimbabwe between 2000 and 2002 have launched a campaign to force Zimbabwe to pay them compensation, according to a report.

Zim farmer conciliatory on land grab

2012-05-04 10:04

A Zimbabwean farmer who was told 10 days ago his farm had been confiscated, now says it looks as though the issue could swing in his favour, a report says.

Zim's white farmers still targeted - CFU

2011-09-05 20:24

A Zimbabwean farmers' organisation says its white members continue to be targeted as political tensions rise ahead of proposed elections.

Judgement reserved in Zim land cases

2011-04-15 07:24

Judgment has been reserved in an application by the Zimbabwe government to set aside three High Court orders granted in favour of dispossessed farmers.

Zimbabwe land invaders hold blind man

2011-01-23 22:31

Members of Zanu-PF have invaded the Chivero Lake National Park and held a blind caretaker at a tourist facility for hours.

Summit mulls Zim land reform case

2010-08-17 10:34

Zimbabwe’s refusal to obey rulings by a regional court, which rejected President Robert Mugabe’s land reforms in favour of a group of white farmers, looks set to win a pass at the SADC summit in Namibia.

Zim housing blitz victims homeless

2010-07-30 22:22

The Zimbabwean government has failed to build houses to victims of mass evictions five years ago that left thousands homeless, a human rights group says.

Zim land grabbers leave German farm

2010-07-13 13:46

Dozens of supporters of President Robert Mugabe have left a German-owned property following threats that aid from Berlin would be cut off, a spokesperson says.

SA law group wants Zim land probe

2010-06-15 18:24

The General Council of the Bar of SA has urged Zimbabwe to investigate reports that a government minister encouraged villagers to disobey a court order against farm invasions.

Fresh farm invasions in Zim

2010-06-09 14:14

At least 16 white farmers in Zimbabwe have come under attack, including several South African nationals and a farm owned by Malaysian investors, a union says.

SA Zim farmer to be released

2010-04-16 20:38

A South African farmer who was arrested during the invasion of his farm by war veterans in Zimbabwe will be released, AfriForum has said.

Zim union leaders in hiding

2010-02-28 17:12

The leadership of Zimbabwe's union for farmworkers has gone underground after a series of raids, arrests and threats against them, lawyers have said.

Zim white farmers' struggle

2010-02-23 10:06

Ten years into Zimbabwe’s land reforms, life has become unbearable for most white farmers who once led a splendid life. Read about their ordeals:

Zim court: Land grabs remain

2010-01-27 17:06

Zimbabwe's white commercial farmers have lost a major court battle for the restoration of their property rights and status as Zimbabwean citizens.

AfriForum to sue Zim over farms

2010-01-13 17:08

Civil rights group AfriForum has won a court bid to sue Zimbabwe over its "cruel" and "revengeful" possession of South African owned farms.

AfriForum to take on Zim govt

2010-01-11 22:17

Civil rights movement AfriForum will launch an urgent bid at the North Gauteng High court to cite the Zimbabwean government as a party to a court application against the country.

 

Mugabe ally praises farm invasions leader

2014-07-21 11:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's closest ally has reportedly praised the country's war veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba who led the 2000 controversial farm invasions.

Zim court upholds disabled white farmer's eviction

2014-07-11 10:45
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A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.

Stop dining with whites, Mugabe tells ministers

2014-07-03 14:02
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Zimbabwean ministers and traditional leaders who were fronting white ex-commercial farmers could lose their farms, President Robert Mugabe has warned, according to a report.

Kids given farms in Zimbabwe land reforms

2014-06-10 15:23
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An audit of Zimbabwe’s controversial land reforms has revealed that children as young as 10 were allocated farms seized from whites, a report says.

Zanu-PF: SA remains under the rule of Boers

2014-03-22 09:40
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Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly taken a swipe at the ANC following Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s attack on the country’s land reform programme.

Zim judge: Use ex-white farms or lose them

2014-03-05 12:55
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A Zimbabwean judge has reportedly told owners of former white farms to use the land or risk losing it - a decision that could mark a turning point in the country’s controversial land redistribution programme.

US donates $10m more for Zimbabwe's hungry

2013-10-22 13:58
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The US has reportedly donated an additional $10m towards addressing looming food shortages in Zimbabwe, bringing its total hunger relief assistance to Zimbabwe this year to $25m.

Mbeki blasts Mugabe's 'chaotic' land reform

2013-08-28 12:24
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Former president Thabo Mbeki has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe's chaotic land reform programme, saying the Zanu-PF leader "set a bad example which we don't want any country in Africa to follow", a report says.

Zim's CFU wants to help revive farming

2013-01-18 10:04

Zimbabwean white farmers dispossessed of their farms under land reform laws are seeking dialogue with government to help revive the country's agricultural sector.

Food shortages: Zim buys maize from Zambia

2012-05-08 07:47
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Zimbabwe's northern neighbour Zambia says it has struck a deal to sell 300 000 tons of maize to ease food shortages in Zimbabwe, the region’s former breadbasket.

SA envoy slams Zimbabwe land grabs

2011-10-14 22:37

SA's ambassador to Harare has launched an unprecedented attack on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe land grabs, marking a major turning point in support for the country’s leader.

Mugabe visits Zuma, Media questions banned

2011-06-10 20:14

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe along with several ministers has paid a courtesy visit to President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria where the media was allowed to take photographs but not ask questions.

Zanu-PF apologises for land invasions

2011-01-24 22:39

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party has apologised for militants who forcefully entered a series of lakeside private boat clubs and tourist lodges over the weekend.

Europe urges Zimbabwe: Halt evictions

2010-10-21 22:12

The European parliament has urged Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to drop a threat of mass evictions from a settlement outside the capital Harare.

SADC urges leaders to lash out at Zim

2010-08-06 22:05

The SADC Lawyers Association has urged regional heads of state to condemn Zimbabwe's snubbing of a ruling ordering it to compensate farmers.

Tribunal rules in favour of Zim farmers

2010-07-16 13:44

A southern African regional tribunal has ruled that two Zimbabwean white farmers may continue living on and working their land, challenging the stance of a Zimbabwe court.

Protest at German-owned farm seizure

2010-07-02 15:09

Germany’s government says it will cut off aid to Zimbabwe unless illegal and violent occupiers leave a farm owned by a German national.

SA law group wants Zim land probe

2010-06-15 18:24

The General Council of the Bar of SA has urged Zimbabwe to investigate reports that a government minister encouraged villagers to disobey a court order against farm invasions.

ANC 'not on Zim land path'

2010-04-21 08:04

The ANC will "never go down the same road as Zimbabwe" as far as land and farmers are concerned, says ANC deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise.

SA to challenge Zim land ruling

2010-04-02 18:31

South Africa's government has said it will fight a court ruling that allowed white farmers who lost land under President Robert Mugabe's reforms to claim a Zimbabwean state-owned house.

Coup for white Zim farmers

2010-02-25 16:18

White farmers whose land was seized in Zimbabwe can be compensated with Zimbabwean property in South Africa, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Court's farm ruling slammed

2010-01-28 10:07

A SADC watchdog group says a Zimbabwean judge’s dismissal of a court ruling that blocked a move to resettle more than 70 white-owned farms has "entrenched the future possibility of human rights abuses".

Zim won't honour court's ruling

2010-01-27 13:58

A Zimbabwe high court has rejected a southern African court’s ruling that blocked the government’s move to resettle blacks on more than 70 white-owned farms, a report says.

AfriForum to take on Zim govt

2010-01-11 22:17

Civil rights movement AfriForum will launch an urgent bid at the North Gauteng High court to cite the Zimbabwean government as a party to a court application against the country.

SA family forced off Zim farm

2010-01-08 08:08

A South African couple, whose lives have been threatened by farm invaders since last weekend, have left their Zimbabwean farm.

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