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Africa Subsaharan
Zimbabwe: Exiled White Farmers Urged to Return Home As Agriculture Struggles
[All Africa] THE government's message to exiled farmers is clear. Come home.

It is offering land leases to commercial farmers in an effort to re-start the nation's agricultural industry.

Basil Nyabadza from the Agricultural and Rural and Development Authority says Zim-bob-wean farmers in Australia should return to home soil.

"We have a lot of capital resource dotted around the world, including Australia," Nyabadza said.

"We are saying, if you are Zim-bob-wean, there is now a real opportunity to come back home with your skills and be part of the building team."

The Government is now offering 99-year leases to white farmers, a deal previously reserved for black Zim-bob-weans.

The resignation of president Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win....
last November and the swearing in of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has delivered significant change.

Government officials now admit the campaign of farm invasions that began in 2000 was a mistake.

"Clearly, the formulas deployed then, left a lot of bad feeling. And more importantly, the intellectual property, left our borders," Nyabadza said.

Thousands of white farmers were forced off the land during the invasions.

Several farmers and farm workers were killed, many others were maimed.

Posted by:Fred

#13  Geez, why would any white land owner go back to Southern Rhodesia???

Hundreds were murdered, thousands were imprisoned. Land was seized. Bank accounts were frozen. The farm invasion policy actually began years earlier than 2000. It was just not "official" policy until then.

I spent some time in Rhodesia and I can tell you that Mugabe's thugs did horrific things to white land owners and their families. They tried to organize a self defense militia and we tried to train them but the do-gooders in Washington, the UK and other European countries kept the resources they needed for self defense from reaching them.

It was one jump from a massacre or genocide, whatever you want to call it. Of course, because the land owners were white, the entire brutal episode was vastly under reported and essentially swept under the rug.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom   2018-02-05 21:53  

Posted by: DarthVader   2018-02-05 16:15  

#11  where's Farmin B. Hard?
Posted by: Frank G   2018-02-05 16:13  

#10  Let em starve, and starve, and starve.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056   2018-02-05 15:12  

#9  Do they think White Farmers have magic powers? Why can't a few locals learn farming techniques? Very sad.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2018-02-05 14:01  

#8  They must be running low on diamonds and elephant tusk money.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-02-05 13:57  

#7  phuque em
Posted by: 746   2018-02-05 13:16  

#6  Government officials now admit the campaign of farm invasions that began in 2000 was a mistake.

I'd ask for financial compensation in exchange for 'coming home' (wink wink, nudge nudge), wait for the check to clear, then fuck 'em over by not coming back.

"Now we're even."
Posted by: Raj   2018-02-05 11:28  

#5  Bad Luck(tm)
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-02-05 09:50  

#4  Fool me once - shame on you,
Fool me twice - shame on me.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2018-02-05 08:36  

#3  They need some to blame for the water shortage.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-02-05 08:34  

#2  Even if a few return, it will still be government land. Long term, 99 year agricultural leases produce money for the government on both ends.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-02-05 07:25  

#1  What could go wrong?
Posted by: Frank G   2018-02-05 07:19