Zimbabwe grapples with aftermath of disastrous land reform programme
President Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Zanu-PF's annual conference that the land audit is near completion
Harare — Zimbabwe's government says it is on the verge of completing a land audit that will correct some of the mistakes made under the country's chaotic land reform. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted that the country's land reform was flawed and has taken steps to correct land injustices, including a plan to work with the expelled farmers. The Commercial Farmers Union, a grouping of mainly white farmers in Zimbabwe, said only 300 white farmers have accepted the government's compensation offers. The land audit is expected to flush out multiple farm owners and unproductive farmers and redistribute the land to competent farmers.
Former president Robert Mugabe reportedly owns 21 farms while other top Zanu-PF officials also have several farms. Addressing Zanu-PF's annual conference which ended at the weekend, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the land audit is almost through. "We are just left with about three provinces to complete the land audit. The ongoing land audit by...