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chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 22:45 am

Land seizure — the oil-soaked rag . . . and the matchstick that lit the liberation bonfire

Land seizure — the oil-soaked rag . . . and the matchstick that lit the liberation bonfire
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The land reform remains the biggest achievement and a walk back into the history of the land issue will suffice.The land reform in Zimbabwe was officially supposed to take effect in 1980 with the signing of the Lancaster House Agreement.He refused all commitments to land reform.On November 5, 1997, British secretary of state for international development Clare Short, described the new Labour government’s approach to Zimbabwean land reform.

The land reform therefore depopulated the country’s communal areas as people moved into formerly white-owned farms.And today the chorus of land ownership in Africa is growing louder with regional populations urging their governments to sing from the same land reform stanza with Zimbabwe as the only way to empower their communities and give them the means of production.

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