President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the white community to let bygones be bygones and to work with the government in building an inclusive society. The president reassured the white community that there will be no new land invasions under his tenure as the rule of law will now be respected. Speaking at the “White Interface” rally on Saturday, Mnangagwa said,
Under the new dispensation, there is no discrimination. We should cease to talk about who owns the farm in terms of colour. We should cease talking about that. A farmer – a black farmer, a white farmer – is a Zimbabwean farmer…Let the past remain behind, there are so many white farmers who don’t have farms anymore as a result of land reform. But I think they have a role to play in terms of skills in the farming sector. All that is required is more of such interaction with the farmers’ organisations. Invite me and I articulate my policy to the people, to the farmers so you find comfort and you know what is possible and what is not possible.
…I told the farmers in Mashonaland West and in Chipinge and Chimanimani that this issue of new invasions is a thing of the past. I have told my provincial ministers, I have told my party leadership across the country that (this) is a thing of the past. The rule of law must now apply.
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