Starving Zimbabwe to seize 23 white owned farms.
Now this is a particular kind of stupid… the country now facing it’s worst humanitarian food crisis in its history is now plunging the crisis to new levels. Government yesterday listed 23 white-owned commercial farms it has targeted for confiscation as government moves to take over all the remaining white-owned farms.
The announcement was made in a State newspaper and listed the identities of the farms earmarked for seizure.
“It is hereby notified that the minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement acquires for and on behalf of the State, the land identified and described in the schedule for purposes of agriculture settlement under Section 72 (2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,” the notice said.
“Further take notice that the ownership of the acquired land with full title therein vested in the State is with effect from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.”
Officials said the deadline would allow new black owners of the land enough time to prepare and plant for the new crop season, which should start in October.
White farmers defying the order to leave their land face up to two years in jail.