Draft constitution: Zim farmers unhappy

2012-08-01 11:30

Cape Town - Zimbabwe's Commercial Framers' Union (CFU) has criticised the country's draft constitution, saying it does not guarantee security of tenure for land.

The CFU said such a development was bound to scare away potential investors in the agriculture sector, NewsDay reported on Wednesday.

Union president Charles Taffs said potential investors would "continue to adopt a cautious approach until it is clear that land can be levered as security and has a real market value".

"We are disappointed that the parties to the Global Political Agreement [GPA] have missed an opportunity to provide a sound legal framework, which stimulates an enabling business environment, investor confidence and national economic recovery," he said.

"Many questions regarding the specifics of secure tenure to agricultural land, the effectiveness of a new land commission, the limitations of the state’s powers as regards the 99-year lease and so on remain unanswered by this draft."

If adopted into law, the draft seeks to protect government against paying compensation for land seized under its agrarian reforms in 2000.

Experts have blamed the country’s 2000 land reform programme for the current food shortages.

The United Nations reported last week that about 1.6 million Zimbabweans faced starvation

  • david.phillips.583234 - 2012-08-01 12:17

    Read, make notes and mark the calender, South Africa will be in the same boat by 2015.

      da.durbanite - 2012-08-01 14:32

      and you people want JZ gone...i support him coz he'll get rid of Malema coz if he loses the presidency in december...Malema will return i bet...i dnt like Zuma bt i'll support him so that he'll prevent Malema's evil policies

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 12:27

    1.6 million Zimababweans face starvation, sounds like Mugabes land grabs are a total success

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 12:27

    Carry on Zimbabwe - the current state of affairs was predicted, you were warned, but your Nazi like anti White racist policies continue. Your country is a product of your mad leader and his war vets (who never fought a war in their lives). Enjoy. At least you won't be alone in your predicament for much longer, SA will be joining you soon. Viva

      teboh.rapheal - 2012-08-01 13:43

      BIGCHIEFPLUMPUDDING what the nazi did to aryans is exactly what aryans did to the indians of america;africans;aborins the was noting special in what the nazi did .thier crime was to have killed aryans.back to the article who control the commercial famers union in ZIMBABWE?from the article we can say if they are some alienated africans involve.the decesion making organ is controled by suns and daughters of captain lugan who massacred more than 30 million africans.monomatopa in thier attempt to match cairo with southern africa.more than 100 years after thier nomadic decerndants are still fighting to maintain land obtain by thier ancestors through the cruel extermination of our people.all the land in africa belong exclussively to african people.aryans did not travel to africa with land in thier quest for power and aryans like to use the word stavetion to justify your mercantilist desire to hold african people in that we continue working for you just like it happen before.but when did the pre occupation of aryans responsible for massacring millions world wide for land become feeding african people.the level is ruse imployed by aryans to maintain people in slavery help us understand how the inslavement of our ancestors lasted 500 years people can succeed to cohabit with you people because of your uncontrolled desire for materialism and power.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 13:59

      teboh - we've heard it all before - it is historically incorrect - it is absolute BS of the highest order. Now please run along and try and indoctrinate an idiot with this anal rubbish - I'm not an idiot.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 14:26

      Oh, and furthermore, if as you say: "no people can succeed to cohabit with you people", then you'll have to leave teboh. Where would you go? Well I suggest Zimbabwe.

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-08-01 20:45

      Could someone who knows please tell me who Captain Lugan is? Teboh, One of the things that the Aryans who came to Southern Africa DIDN'T do was deliberately massacre 30 million Africans. Where does that figure come from - is it oral tradition perhaps? Do you know how unreliable oral history is even in one generation? Aryans certainly virtually wiped out Native Indians in America and also in Africa, but they were not alone in wiping out Africans. Africans also wiped out and sold their own brothers into slavery to the Arabs and anyone who would take them many centuries ago. Most subsaharan africans are actually the descendents of Northern and Western Africans who were fleeing their own African brothers. Is the figure of 30 million Africans killed by Aryans the TOTAL of all Africans killed gl-+bally since WHAT date? How many million Africans have been killed by Africans in the same period? Remember Ruanda and what about DRC of recent memory? Not to mention the number of people knocked off in Zim since Robert took over so that he can remain n power until Jesus comes? Killing is killing regardless of who does t or why and all mankind Have been nomads for one reason - survival.

  • tommo.too - 2012-08-01 13:12

    It's quite basic actually. If the farmers are not satisfied it's not going to work. Meaning that starvation and reliance on the UN will continue. But it seems that doesn't matter since nobody cares anyway?

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-01 14:04

    Zimbabwe ... yawn, lost cause ...

      teboh.rapheal - 2012-08-01 14:51

      BIGCHIEF the time of propaganda is now over.what did you do to the indians of america?they are in haven with jesus right?australia now belongs to aryans right?it is also because the super civilized aryans cohabited peacefully with the aboriginal people?

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 15:05

      You still here teboh? You really should go to Zimbabwe and find hapiness. You simply have no understanding of history and how the world developed, what was the norm then, and how it has changed (thank goodness) to what the norm is now as civilisations developed and became more civilised. You feed on hate and will find any justification to ensure that hate stays alive in your sole. In short my little racist Aryan hater, you have a severe problem and should seek help. In Zimbabwe they have witches flying around on some type of maize sifting basket thing, perhaps they can help you.

      harald.voney - 2012-08-01 15:08

      teboh, u still an idiot... hahaha

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 16:26

      Sorry - I meant soul - not sole.

      bob.zim.58 - 2012-08-01 19:51

      My my are we hiding here now dear old Chum

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-01 18:23

    The people of Zimbabwe (GPA) have spoken. The colonialist can go hang!

  • bob.zim.58 - 2012-08-01 19:54

    Why not give us the view of the farmers union that has the majority of farmers as its members in Zimbabwe? The CFU only has Charles Taffs and his wife as members and you want their bedroom hanky panky to translate into the views of Zimbabwean farmers? Get a life lol

      teboh.rapheal - 2012-08-02 10:57

      GAIL how can you know who captain lugan was?it is impossible for any savage decerndant of nomads to assume the crimes commited by thier canibalistic ancestors.this technic of negation evented by aryans to justify thier crimes is now is not africans who left for the aryan world to distroy aryans but savage aryans who invaded and decimated indians aborigins and africans.hundreds of years after the decerndants of satanic churchill .who bosted of killing 50 thousand africans in a single night in sudan .come here with fabricated arguments of africans selling others.did africans ask queen victoria in the 15th century to sell all her oder to buy a ship destine to capture africans for business.very unrepentand people you are but history has taught people with such amount of human blood on thier hands can stand the test of times.the shall be a time when cities like nates;amsterdam build on the blood of african people will be ruines.who lives shall see

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-08-24 16:29

    15% of your people can starve?

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-08-24 16:44

      But did they count the 4 million in SA ?

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