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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:11 AM
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'Take it or leave it, (white) farmer' - Zimbabwe
Harare - Zimbabwe's white farmers have been told by the government that they must take the compensation package offered to them for their land or risk getting nothing at all, the agriculture minister was quoted as saying in a newspaper report on Monday.

Many white commercial farmers have not collected the money because they are contesting the sums offered.

Agriculture Minister Joseph Made was quoted in the state-run Herald as saying that Z$8bn (about R70m) worth of compensation money would be disbursed to new black farmers if the white farmers did not claim it.

"There is a fund sitting idle and the intended beneficiaries are holed up somewhere in Australia, Canada, Britain or New Zealand," Made said.

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/Zimbabwe/0,,2-11-25...
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Procopius Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:43 PM
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1. Mugabe's an idiot
Did you read the story in Nat Geo? He ruined a perfectly fertile country.

I think taking white farms is stupid, compensation or no.
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Procopius Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:44 PM
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2. Final thought
All the white folks can flee to SA, England or Australia.

All the black folks are left behind to starve.
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