Zimbabwe Threatens to Repossess Underutilised Farms

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LANDS, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Davis Marapira on Monday threatened to repossess underutilised farms in the next two months.

White farmers who have been designated to lose their land gather to discuss the legal options available to them. This meeting was held at a farmers’ club, near Chiredzi. March 2001

White farmers who have been designated to lose their land gather to discuss the legal options available to them. This meeting was held at a farmers’ club, near Chiredzi.
March 2001

Marapira was addressing delegates at the Tobacco Conference held at Cresta Lodge Hotel in Harare.

He said farmers start being productive or face the consequences.

“In the next two months I will be going around farms and if I find that there is no good farm manager and the owner is absent, I will repossess the farm. As government through the Ministry of Lands, when we allocated farmers land we had two issues, the farmer had to be on the land or hire a good farm manager, but the majority of us are not on the land and do not have good managers ,” Marapira said.

He urged all farmers to put their houses in order and increase production.

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