Sunday, April 23, 2006

Zim "asks" white farmers to return

 All but 300 of the 4,000 white farmers have been forced off their land since President Robert Mugabe started his "fast-track" land reform in 2000.

A farmers' leader says some 200 applications have already been made and more are coming in.

Critics say the reforms have devastated the economy and led to massive hunger.

Foreign currency

Much of the formerly white-owned land is no longer being productively used - either because the beneficiaries have no experience of farming or they lack finance and tools.

Many farms were wrecked when they were invaded by government supporters.
What's the old proverb? Fool me once, shame onyou...  Fool me twice, shame on me...

No comments:

Free hit counters
Free hit counters