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A group of white farmers in Zimbabwe who lost their land say they will sue both Jacob Zuma and the SA government, and they hope to file their court papers "in the next few days".
Zimbabwean former head of the Commercial Framers Union, a grouping of mostly white farmers, has reportedly said that the country's ongoing land audit would be a "a big test" for the Zimbabwean government to rope in white farmers.
Zimbabwe has reportedly started its land audit, as the southern African country tries to address some of the problems encountered during its controversial land reform programme.
The wife of a Zimbabwean liberation fighter, Vitalis Zvinashe, has reportedly been forced to give up a huge part of her land to a Chinese investment firm that was allegedly given the land to set up a ceramic tiles factory under controversial circumstances.
Zimbabwe’s new agriculture minister says the authorities want to address “injustices” committed during land reforms – and the main white farmers’ union says it wants to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
Former president Robert Mugabe will only be allowed to keep one farm in line with the government’s land policies, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.
A Zimbabwean politician has reportedly reclaimed his farm from former president Robert Mugabe's daughter Bona and her in-laws after they allegedly seized it from him four years ago.
The Zimbabwe National Army has reportedly evicted President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neighbour in Kwekwe's Sherwood farms after the central government re-allocated his farm to the army.
The High Court of Zimbabwe has reportedly stopped a provincial minister from evicting an ex-Zanu-PF youth leader from his farm.
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Foreign former landowners from Zimbabwe may get compensation before white farmers, Ben Gilpin, director of the Commercial Farmers Union has told News24.
Zimbabwe's land and agricultural ministry is reportedly seeking $40m to compensate former white farmers, with the government promising to pay half of the amount.
A Zimbabwean court has reportedly ordered "illegal occupiers" of a white farmer's property in Goromonzi, to "vacate the land immediately", saying that the farmer was illegally removed from his property by the ministry of lands.
Zimbabwe has "immense potential to become Africa’s breadbasket", the country’s vice president Constantine Chiwengwa has reportedly said.
The change in government in Zimbabwe is inspiring hope among some white farmers, nearly two decades after the start of the sometimes-violent land reform programme, a news report says.
Two years ago, a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together in a partnership that they say could be a model to save the country's ruined agricultural sector.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly admitted that the country's controversial land reform programme carried under former president Robert Mugabe's government caused serious shortages in "farm productivity".
Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, has reportedly ruled out repossessing land from those who benefitted from former president Robert Mugabe’s chaotic land seizures should it win the coming elections.
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF ex-youth leader Kudzai Chipanga has reportedly taken Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Monica Mutsvangwa to court for allegedly taking his farm and giving it back to its previous white owner.
Former Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzai Chipanga is reportedly set to lose his farm after Zimbabwean authorities said that they are "planning to give it back to its previous white owner".
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