Look north SA: After 20 years of devastation due to land seizures, Zim gives land back


- biznews.com | 4 weeks ago

It is twenty years ago that former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe authorised the violent invasion of many white-owned farms justified on the grounds that he was redressing imbalances of the colonial era.

At the time he promised his war veterans that beneficiaries would only get one farm, but according to BBC reports the ex-President and his family eventually owned 39 farms. The policy decimated a country that was once deemed to be the breadbasket of Africa and it is now incapable of feeding its own people.

It did not only drive white farmers away; it also left the people who used to work their land without jobs or places to live.

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