Mnangagwa offering incentives to lure evicted white farmers back to Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa offering incentives to lure evicted white farmers back to Zimbabwe

- President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is reportedly offering incentives to evicted white farmers

- The government wants white farmers who moved to Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to return to their homeland

- Thousands of Zimbabwean farmers fled the country when Robert Mugabe enacted land reform in 2000

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is reportedly offering incentives to evicted white Zimbabwean farmers to entice them to return to their homeland.

The Zimbabwean government wants white farmers who moved to Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia to return their operations to Zimbabwe.

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Mnangagwa is slowly undoing the land reform policies enacted by former president Robert Mugabe. In the early 2000’s thousands of white farmers fled the country after Mugabe enacted policies which allowed for the seizure of farms.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe estimates that around 4000 were affected by the policy. Many of those were subjected to violent land grabs and seizures. Most farmers fled the country without a source of income.

Most of those farmers fled to Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia while others moved to Europe.

Mnangagwa’s government is set to unveil the incentive scheme at the upcoming Agritech Expo in Zambia which runs from 12 April to 14 April this year.

The expo has been organised by the African Farmers Union and will host representatives from Germany, France, the European Union, Finland and the Czech Republic.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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