No compensation for Zim’s white farmers, at least not this year

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No compensation for Zim’s white farmers, at least not this year

The country, citing Covid-19 and problems with finding a financial adviser, has delayed payment for 12 months

MacDonald Dzirutwe

White farmers who lost their land in Zimbabwe will have to wait another year for compensation.

The country’s finance minister said on Tuesday the government had deferred payment of the first tranche because of delays in finding a financial adviser and the impact of Covid-19.

Last year, the government agreed to pay half of the $3.5bn (about R51bn) compensation by the end of this month and the rest over five years to those whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families...

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