The new government of Zimbabwe has offered white farmers inside and outside the country a 99-year lease on their properties confiscated during the 2000-2002 anti-white attacks in an effort to restart the agricultural sector, which it now admits has collapsed after the farms were turned over to blacks.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that whites will be offered 99-year leases on land if they come back to Zimbabwe.
According to an article in New Zimbabwe news service, the “government’s message to exiled farmers is clear. Come home.”
Government spokesman Basil Nyabadza from the Agricultural and Rural and Development Authority told that news service that “Zimbabwean 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 Zimbabwean, 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 Zimbabweans.
Government officials now admit the campaign of farm invasions that began in 2000 was a mistake, the report continued.
“Clearly, the formulas deployed then, left a lot of bad feeling. And more importantly, the intellectual property, left our borders,” Nyabadza said, admitting that agricultural production had collapsed, despite desperate leftist efforts to claim the opposite.
Thousands of white farmers were forced off the land during the invasions, and several were murdered by the black mobs, motivated by an anti-white bloodlust.
“Agricultural production dropped dramatically and the nation once regarded as the bread basket of Africa struggled to feed itself,” the New Zimbawe continued, adding that the “farm invasions have continued over the last 18 years and [new president] Mnangagwa was part of the government which allowed the seizures to continue.
“Now farmers who lost everything are being asked to take the latest announcement in good faith,” the report added.
According to Zimbabwe’s Daily News, at most there are some 300 white farmers left in Zimbabwe, down from over 5,000 before the anti-white attacks.