Compensation: Al Jazeera interviews Ben Freeth

Zimbabwe white farmers: $9bn compensation falls short

The government redistributed land to black people in the 1980s to alter the ethnic balance of land ownership.

Al Jazeera by Haru Mutasa

4 Jan 2019

In Zimbabwe, white farmers who lost everything in a government policy to redistribute land to black people say compensation plans fall far short of what's needed. [The government claims to have started the process of compensating white commercial farmers displaced from their properties during the country’s land reform in the early 2000s. But farmers say the $53 million government says it has set aside for the purpose will not go far].

The farmers, many of whom are destitute, are sceptical about ever seeing any money from the cash-strapped government.

Al Jazeera's As Haru Mutasa reports from Chegutu.

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