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Compensating white ex-farmers in line with the provisions of the National Constitution.

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Disbursement of ZWL $35 million to about 650 former white commercial farmers

Sunday Mail

    

March 8, 2020

Government has paid over $35 million to about 650 white former commercial farmers whose land was repossessed under the Land Reform Programme.

Over 900 white ex-farmers have applied for compensation under the Interim Relief Programme, which was established to facilitate payments, to mostly aged farmers, for developments they had done on the farms.

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Signed agreement to pay US$3.5 billion in compensation to former white farmers

Reuters

    

July 29, 2020

Harare (Reuters) - Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era.

Disbursement of ZWL$22 million to former white commercial farmers

Sunday Mail

    

Nov. 10, 2019

Treasury has released $22 million to 400 white former commercial farmers as part compensation for infrastructure developments on farms compulsorily acquired by Government during the Fast Track Land Reform Programme. The money is part of the $52 million set aside in the 2019 Budget.The Sunday Mail has gathered that nearly half of the 900 farmers who registered for compensation have received $55 000 each under the Interim Relief Payment Scheme being coordinated by Government and the Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU).

Zimbabwe begins to compensate white farmers.

Bloomberg

    

June 21, 2019

The Zimbabwe government began compensating white commercial farmers whose land was expropriated, an agriculture lobby group said. Twenty-eight farmers received payments of RTGS$55,000 ($8,748) each on 21 June 2019, Ben Gilpin, director of the Commercial Farmers Union, said by phone from the capital, Harare. More of them will receive payments, he said.

The government budgeted RTGS$53 Million for compensation of white farmers

Zimbabwe Situation

    

April 15, 2019

President Mnangagwa said the Zimbabwe government will give priority to elderly white farmers when it starts compensating those who lost their properties during the controversial land reforms. The finance and agriculture ministries last week said they had budgeted RTGS$53 million in payments to white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe.

    

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