Land Reform in Zimbabwe is a glimpse into the future in a country near you

from The Gray Area:

The little know land reform program in Zimbabwe is not only negatively affecting their own country, but could signal a set of reforms in a country near you (South Africa, USA?).

Land Reform in Zimbabwe according to Wikipedia. Land reform in Zimbabwe officially began in 1980 with the signing of the Lancaster House Agreement, as an effort to more equitably distribute land between black subsistence farmers and white Zimbabweans of European ancestry, who had traditionally enjoyed superior political and economic status. The government's land distribution is perhaps the most crucial and most bitterly contested political issue surrounding Zimbabwe. It has been criticised for the violence and intimidation which marred several expropriations, as well as the parallel collapse of domestic banks which held billions of dollars' worth of bonds on liquidated properties. The United Nations has identified several key shortcomings with the contemporary programme, namely failure to compensate ousted landowners as called for by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the poor handling of boundary disputes, and chronic shortages of material and personnel needed to carry out resettlement in an orderly manner. By 2013, every white-owned farm in Zimbabwe had been either expropriated or confirmed for redistribution.

> More From: Mugabe threatens new round of land seizures from Zimbabwe's white farmers, The Washington Times. White farmer killed in Zimbabwe, The Daily Mail. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe: 'We Will Not Prosecute Killers of White Farmers', Newsweek. In memory of white farmers killed BY PRESIDENT MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE. How Robert Mugabe killed one of Africa's richest economies, CNN Money. What Is Going to Happen to Zimbabwe Now?, Slate.

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