Land compensation: I am simply following the Constitution, says Zim president

- | 5 months ago

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed claims by his critics and supporters that his government has sold out by agreeing to pay compensation to white former commercial farmers.

Early this week, his government budgeted RTGS$53m (about R238m at current exchange rates) as part payment for the estimated 4 500 white farmers who lost their farmland in the chaotic land reform programme in 2000. Subscribe to Fin24's newsletter hereCritics, including EFF leader Julius Malema, have castigated Mnangagwa's decision to allow farmers to be compensated for farm improvements.

'Sell out' Said Malema, “It’s a sellout position.

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