Zim evaluates land for compensation - farms union | Fin24
 
  • Labour trends

    Here's where you're most likely to find a job.

  • High returns

    SA's dagga belt could bring high returns for horticulture, says Wandile Sihlobo.

  • State capture

    8 things to know about Gordhan's first day at the state capture inquiry.

Loading...

Zim evaluates land for compensation - farms union

Mar 18 2016 14:12
Chengetai Zvauya

Harare - Zimbabwe’s government began evaluating farms to determine whether their previous owners should be compensated after they were seized by the state, the Commercial Farmers Union said.

“We have been in touch with government officials and we welcome government attempts to address the issue of compensation,” Marc Carrie-Wilson, deputy director of the union, said in an interview on Friday in the capital, Harare. “Government has started to evaluate the farms.”

Zimbabwean Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora said on March 14 the government is considering ways to rectify the treatment of foreign farmers who were evicted from their land after ignoring international treaties on foreign investment during the seizure campaign.

Zimbabwe began taking over commercial farms in 2000, evicting about 3 500 mainly white farmers, of which some were foreign. About 300 remain in Zimbabwe, according to the union, which represents large-scale agriculture.

“We can’t discuss the amount of money until the evaluation is complete, but we have a database that details all farms in the country, including those farms evacuated by their previous owners,” Carrie-Wilson said.

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. 24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

zimbabwe  |  land  |  land reform  |  farms
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 
 

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

Was Momentum fair when rejecting R2.4m insurance claim?

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...