Zimbabwe warns white farmers on evictions

President Robert Mugabe's government has warned it will arrest white Zimbabwean farmers resisting evictions from new land targeted for black farmers, state media reported on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe warns white farmers on evictions

President Robert Mugabe's government has warned it will arrest white Zimbabwean farmers resisting evictions from new land targeted for black farmers, state media reported on Wednesday.

The official Herald newspaper said on Wednesday some farmers who were given notices three months ago to wind up their operations "risk being arrested for resisting eviction after the expiry of the 90-day notice period."

The daily quoted Minister of State For Security Didymus Mutasa, who is also responsible for land reform and resettlement, as saying that the government would move against the farmers accused of going to court to delay their departure.

"We have a list of farmers resisting eviction ... and we are going to act accordingly to redress the situation," he told a meeting attended by senior government officials.

Mutasa was not immediately available for further comment.

On Wednesday, the Herald reported that the head of the state grain marketing agency (GMB), Samuel Muvuti, said Zimbabwe was negotiating with several southern African countries to import more maize to boost national grain reserves.

But he gave no further details.

Reuters

Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2007, 19:14
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