The Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) which is predominantly made up of white farmers has pledged to work with and to support the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. CFU President Peter Van Zyl said,
We want to be part of the new Zimbabwe and we want to assist in a process that creates space for all who want to be involved in agriculture and that simultaneously sees all resettled farmers transitioning from being dependent on the State, to being the pillars of the country’s recovery through a transfer of skills.
Lands, Agriculture, Rural Resettlement, Water and Climate Minister Perrance Shiri has indicated that the government is committed to correcting past injustices although he stressed that the land reform programme is a closed chapter.
Our Government is firmly committed to a process of the need for corrective measures to deal with the consequences of past injustices. But it is equally important that new injustices are not created or production capacity disrupted. Our policy acknowledges the property rights of existing landowners. It also recognises the legitimate demand for justice from those who have been dispossessed or excluded. In addressing these matters, organised agriculture should seek to be part of the process of change, with the aim of sharing in the creation of a more just dispensation.
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