White Farmers to Meet Zimbabwe Government Over Land Seizures

Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers’ Union, which represents mainly white farmers, will meet with Lands and Resettlement Minister Douglas Mombeshora to discuss the government’s plans to evict whites still growing crops.

“We’ve managed to secure a meeting with Minister Mombeshora tomorrow to seek clarification on whether government still wants us to farm in the country,” CFU Director Hendrik Olivier said in an interview in the capital, Harare, on Tuesday. Mombeshora confirmed the planned meeting when contacted by phone.

The government on Jan. 22 gave white crop farmers 90 days to leave their land. It gave an exemption to dairy farmers and livestock breeders. About 300 white farmers remain on their properties after the often violent evictions of about 3,500 growers between 2000 and 2008.

Source: – www.bloomberg.com

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