Zim VP threatens to step up land reforms
Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened new black farmers who own multiple farms as well as white farmers.
JOHANNESBURG - It's being reported that new vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened to step up land reforms.
President Robert Mugabe launched his farm takeover programme 15 years ago and more than 4,000 white farms have already been taken.
According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa has threatened new black farmers who own multiple farms as well as white farmers.
He also said that those with big farms would be "cut to size", a reference to the maximum farm sizes allowed by the government.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change says Mnangagwa's comments show that the Zanu-PF's policy on land has not changed.
A number of white ex-farmers quietly lease land back from the new black Zimbabwean owners, their future, along with the 300 or so white farmers still on their land, remains uncertain.