President Emmerson Mnangagwa changes tune on Mugabe farm policy

Harare –  The new Zimbabwean government under Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that white farmers who still have business  after the land reforms can obtain long term leases, this move signals a change of the new governments approach to the agriculture sector.

As Mnangagwa attempts to revive the Zimbabwean economy, increase employment numbers and appeal to investors, the government is changing former president Mugabe policies after years of decline in the economic and agriculture sector.

The land reform policy, controversially forcefully removed white farmers of their land, in violent clashes with those who were being evicted by the police and rogue mobs.

At the time, Mugabe believed that the land policy would enrich black people and emancipate them from colonial era reforms. In a recent trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), Mnangagwa wanted to appear different from his predecessor Mugabe, as a leader who welcomes international investments from all parts of the world and a more and open, transparent Zimbabwe.

With the latest developments of the land reform policy, Zimbabwe under Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be open for business, fighting corruption and a economy on the mend.

Critics are still concerned that the fight against corruption is only targeting a few within government and those not close to Mnangagwa.

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