Addressing Zanu-PF youth at a Midlands inter-district meeting in Gweru on Wednesday, the party’s national youth league chairperson Kudzai Chipanga urged Government to grab remaining farms in the province and give them to the youth.
He said that most of the youth did not benefit from the land reform programme because they were young when it took place. Said Chipanga:
We therefore urge Government, through its relevant ministry, to take over farms that remain in the hands of a minority whites. We know such farms are there and as youths, we say we also need a fair share of our land. We know there are some farms that Government did not repossess because they served a critical sector like dairy farms. We have no problem with such farms but there are those that still lie idle with the owners still holding on to them because they have connections with chefs. As youths we say no, let’s get those farms re-allocated so that the majority can benefit. These are some of the grievances that we have tabled before the President and he is seized with the matter.