In Zimbabwe, white farmers began to reclaim land
The new President of Zimbabwe Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa for the first time, the land was returned to the white farmer. Put Robert Smart was taken during the reign of the previous head of state Robert Mugabe, reports the New York Post.
The Smart site is within 200 kilometers from the capital Harare. Dozens of workers and local residents met the farmer with applause and songs.
New Zimbabwean leader called land reform is inevitable. He promised to compensate losses to farmers who have lost land as a result of the reforms Mugabe. Thus, the head of state wants to attract investments to the country.
It is noted that the Minister of agriculture of the country going to meet the representatives of the Farmers ‘ Union, representing the interests of white farmers.
Persecution for them began in the late 1990-ies. In 2000, the ruling party of Zimbabwe (African national Union — Patriotic front) led by Mugabe started a land reform. At that time the white population was only one percent, but owned a large amount of fertile land. As a result, almost all of these land management were selected. In 2000 in Zimbabwe, lived 4.5 thousands of white farmers after the reform there were only a few hundred.
In mid-November in Zimbabwe there was a bloodless coup, in which the presidency went to Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe has ruled the country since 1980.