Zimbabwe woos white farmers with 99 years land lease
–Policy expected to boost food production and rejuvenate the economy
Harare, Feb. 1, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Zimbabwe has announced that white farmers still in business after controversial land reforms will be able to obtain 99-year leases, signalling a new government approach to the key agricultural sector.
The agriculture ministry directed “all remaining white farmers be issued with 99-year leases instead of five as per previous arrangements,” according to a statement seen by AFP on Wednesday.
Thousands of white farmers were forced off their land by violent mobs or evicted, with Mugabe saying the reforms would help black people marginalised under British colonial rule.