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Exiled white farmers urged to return to their homes in Zimbabwe

Staff Writer | February 5, 2018
The government of Zimbabwe message to exiled farmers is clear. Come home.
Exiled white farmers
Africa   The campaign of farm invasions was a mistake
It is offering land leases to commercial farmers in an effort to re-start the nation's agricultural industry.

Basil Nyabadza from the Agricultural and Rural and Development Authority says Zimbabwean farmers in Australia should return to home soil.

"We have a lot of capital resource dotted around the world, including Australia," Nyabadza said.

"We are saying, if you are Zimbabwean, there is now a real opportunity to come back home with your skills and be part of the building team."

The Government is now offering 99-year leases to white farmers, a deal previously reserved for black Zimbabweans.

The resignation of president Robert Mugabe last November and the swearing in of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has delivered significant change.

Government officials now admit the campaign of farm invasions that began in 2000 was a mistake.