President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the ongoing land audit being carried out by the Land Commission is unearthing irregularities including multiple farm ownership by some senior government officials.
The president said that the government shall seize those farms for redistribution to citizens without land.
His remarks come as there are reports suggesting that some government officials registered their “ill-gotten farms” in other people’s names to outsmart the audit.
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The country has underutilised land at a time when severe starvation is threatening citizens. Some former commercial farmers urged the government to take the underutilised land and give it to those who have the capacity to use it.