Speaking at the launch of Command Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife in Harare last Thursday, Agriculture, Lands and Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said that Government will not tolerate illegal farm occupations. He said that offer letters and 99 year leases should be respected.
We realise as the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement that for all our aspirations to be realised we need total stability on the farms and to that effect we shall ensure that (illegal) farm occupations will not be tolerated anymore. Offer letters should be respected. The process of issuance of 99-year leases shall be expedited to allow long-term planning by the farmers and to also allow them to access funding.