Evicted Zim farmers want billions in compensation

Former Zimbabwean farmers whose farms were seized during the country’s controversial land expropriation programme are claiming US$9 billion in damages and compensation. The country’s National Gazette reports the compensation claim by the farmers was presented to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa has pledged to stabilise the economy, including revisiting the compensation…

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Zimbabwe says land seizures by Mugabe government are “done deals”

The government of Zimbabwe says it will not reverse the expropriation of white-owned farms that were already gazetted as State land by the administration of former President Robert Mugabe, unless the acquisition procedure violated the law. Asked to comment on whether recent reports of white farmers in Masvingo Province being…

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ANC decides on expropriation without compensation in SA

The National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) was ordered to propose changes to Article 25 of the South African (SA) Constitution that will make the expropriation of land without compensation possible. The decision was made during ANC’s 54th national conference at the Nasrec Expo centre in Johannesburg.…

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Land expropriation possible for Namibia

Another Southern African Head of State is calling for land expropriation with fair compensation to speed up transformation of the economic and agricultural sector. Reuters reports Namibian President Hage Geingob – during independence day celebrations – said government is considering “radical land expropriation”. Geingob said government should recall the section…

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