The Zimbabwean government looks set to return some land to white farmers upon the completion of a land audit currently underway.
The audit, which is being conducted on a national level, seeks to flush out multiple farm owners and attempt to correct some mistakes made in the nation’s fast-track land reform.
Douglas Karoro, Deputy Minister of lands, agriculture, rural resettlement, water and climate, addressed Parliament recently to say:
“Government wants to see a situation whereby there is fairness in land ownership. There is a land audit that is currently under way and we expect the exercise to be finalized by the end of March.
The audit seeks to undo the damage done by the land seizures, which had seen food production plummeting and the nation, which had once been the bread basket of Southern Africa, importing basic foodstuffs.