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Vol 51 No 25

Published 17th December 2010


Zimbabwe

One farm good, four farms better

The 2011 elections are billed as the fourth and final Chimurenga (revolutionary struggle) to consolidate the gains of the revolutionary process. Nowhere have the gains been more substantial than among senior military and security officers – and they are determined not to lose them. Land audits have been blocked or suppressed but, according to a recent analysis of the 15 million hectares seized under the fast-track land reform from 4,000-5,000 white commercial farmers, some 40% is now in the hands of around 2,200 senior officers, civil servants, judges, politicians and the like.

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