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European Union Demands Seized Land Back

European Union Demands Seized Land Back

The European Union (EU) says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration should return expropriated land, which was protected under Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements (BIPPAs).

BIPPAs increase legal certainty for businesses investing abroad, thus affording protection against discrimination and expropriation without compensation.

According to Business Times, out of 153 farms which were protected by BIPPAs treaties, 116 were expropriated by the government during the fast-track land reform programme which began in 2000.

EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen, said Zimbabwe should return the land if it is serious about normalising relations with the West and attracting investment to the country. Said Olkkonen:

The country (Zimbabwe) has to honour these agreements to show that the Southern African country is serious about respecting property rights, rule of law and Constitution.

… I hope that the government will come up with a satisfactory conclusion on this because that will be conducive to investment if the issues of compensation and other issues are resolved.

In July last year, the government agreed to pay US$3.5bn in compensation to former commercial white farmers whose land was expropriated.

However, the farmers under BIPPAs were not included in the compensation deal for the white ex-farmers.

A farmer organisation group told Business Times that the government lacks credibility and goodwill to return the farms protected by BIPPAs. It said:

Those A2 farmers have been there for the past 20 years and it is going to be difficult to remove them with some even burying their loved ones there.

Zimbabwe has already lost several lawsuits brought against it at international tribunals. The government has since revoked offer letters to some resettled farmers.

More: Business Times

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101 Comments

Machiavelli 1 month ago

**** the Europeans/ they should compensate us for the slave trade crimes. **** them


Asalif 1 month ago

if anyone has been in the Lowveld would answer the question, settler farmers who who where given plots in Chiredzi what are they doing?? you see tall grass, cabbages, tomatoes,or sorghum in place of sugar cane and the canals are already in bad shape that water no longer reach some plots

😂😂😂 1 month ago

Maxwero wawekwedu

Tintin 1 month ago

Nhai hako

Tintin 1 month ago

why would you steal someone's identity it's inferiority complex of e highest order.why can't you build your own brand nxa.

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Not my handwriting wooooo

Anonymous 1 month ago

kkkkk even if CCC won elections, even Zanu Ndonga, even the smallest of all parties, no land is going back to the whites, they took our land and we got it back


Todiniko What shall we do 1 month ago

Zvatanga
They just want to make it impossible to normalize relations with Zimbabwe.They know very well that the land reform cannot be reversed.


Long Haul 1 month ago

So if Chamisa gets into power he will get the same request to return seized land??


Blue 💙 1 month ago

Oooh the ventriloquist dummy will hand them the land back. That's why Western powers love him.

citizen 1 month ago

better to remain with sanctions than to give back our land.
If we nip corruption in the bud Zimbabwe will be great with or without sanctions
Just look @ China
It has been under various sanctions from US but its getting stronger than ever because they dont plunder national resources and there is no corruption


Gwama 1 month ago

Handina Munda zvangu but Timo Munda hatidzosi musaidzose imbwa yemunhu mavhu ngeedu Aya .Urikutiiko apo **** wako


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CCC 1 month ago

Chamisa akapinda anoidzora yese muchazviona henyu mirai


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@CCC usanyepere mukuru wemusangano iwe, Chamisa akatotaura kuti akapinda haasi kudzosera varungu minda. Ivhu nderedu iri, hatiudzirwe zvekuita naro

Chahototo 1 month ago

To hell with the EU, ivhu haridzokeri. That's why I won't vote for Chamisa handimutembi paland apa


Da Truth 1 month ago

Not some see him but he is the one .I love him so uchh more than Zanupf .

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Yet, some see him as the Messiah. CCC will ruin this country

Mavaona Mabhunu Aye 1 month ago

haaa land yedu Maya, hatidi....nyangwe tichirima sora tisiye nevhi redu mbwa dzavanhu


parasite 1 month ago

Kkkkk European Union mukai mubike doro ivhu nderedu .


Desmond 22 1 month ago

The EU is clearly not engaging Zimbabwe in good faith. No wonder Mugabe told them to go to hell
🔥🔥🔥


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

And pray @Desmond 22 how did Mugabe end?

minda 1 month ago

pane varikurima sora iwayo mafarms dai aitwa plan


Maruza Vapambepfumi 1 month ago

Kamisa cannot be trusted.He is likely to be bullied by the EU. Haana spine murimi uyu.


Da Truth 1 month ago

koiwe wakafanana na Masendeke hunhu hwako no clue ,no idea what's going on with Zim.

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Your labels will not change people's perception of their hero

Blue 💙 1 month ago

He's the Zimbabwean version of Volodymr Zelensky.

. 1 month ago

mudiki

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Timo is working with zanupf to put chamisa in a tight corner


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Ikozvino vazotaura vega chokwadi kuti ma sanctions ndeemunda 😂
China irikuya hot mu Africa


luv 1 month ago

Shame ,land can't be returned to its former colonisers,any political party or individual or president can breathe the last breath in Zimbabwean soul,kkkkkk


Conspiracy Theory 1 month ago

Interesting outburst from the EU.So they want to screw Nelson "Zelensky" Chamisa even before he gets into power.


Blue 💙 1 month ago

Beware of the white man

Patriot 1 month ago

Keep you England and we keep our Zimbabwe


jumbo 1 month ago

they must keep their England and will keep our zimbabwe


Zuze 1 month ago

Our Zimbabwe, Nchala yoka

... 1 month ago

Zimbabwean can't give back the land because it now belongs to the Chinese


greyhora 1 month ago

kkkk vana Wang nana Xi saka Smith aiva nani here coz akazvarwa muno. watch how in the next 25 years they will multiply and we will be the minority. Chinese will be our official language

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Timo ukaramba uchitaura zvakadai tinokudeporter. Wasangana nevasingazvinzwisise, ziracist remunhu😠


Blade 1 month ago

aur land aur sovereign Zimbabwe should naver be a colln agn


Anonymous 1 month ago

Pane murungu akambotaura kuti dai takaziva kuti mukurwa hondo kuda kugara ku borrodale brooke dai takakupai kare, we thought kut mukuda minda. Now tatora minda iya hatichairime hedu takutogara ku borrowdale then toisa vashandi two ku farm kkkkk tokuvara nenzara hedu tichitenga chibage ku zambia, wheat ku ukraine kkkkk haaa apa taimbova bread basket. This is the area where we need to be serious as a country. You cant be sanctioned kutora minda imi moisiya ichiradzira, kuita here ikoko...kana tatotora minda totoirima. chete chete izvezvi minda yacho tanzwa nekuirwira isu pachedu kuma court hatizi kubva. muri ma **** mazimbo


Patriot 1 month ago

Which 'our' land is yours? Urban councils have institutionalised a Colonial mental element that seeks to discriminate urban people from 'owning' their land. How much have or have you failed to pay for a 300sqm?? $US 15 000. You can't be paying that much for a piece of land you claim belongs to you..


Da Truth 1 month ago

Ndopamurizi mazipenzi ipapo hamufungu kupururudzira inofura hauna stand vamwe 21 mapurazi varimuvhu vana Bobo 21 vamwe 45 vakutosvika iwe unei nduhwe hauna mwana anodzidza kwa gumborembwe primary school 48 km away anoita marathon daily kuenda kuchikoro.Madhla imbwa ndootora mapurazi nemi godhi munei magorira m**** chaiko .Hatidi nevhu redu enda unotenga stand tiwone nemazhizha emusekesa auno tambura tione .Mukadzi wuru chaiyo haana iv****du ivhu redu uneyiii chi acre chiri Gandavaroi ichocho ndochauno hukurira pano me dongi 1 rakasara 2002 panzara ralawubvuka Riya .Unorima kumunda kwacho neii memombe inenge Bere iya yaka kutiwa ne theriolisis iya .Vana Jonathan Moyo vanao mapurazi asi baba mumapako eku kinya hameno kwavari uko Nana Zemberai Muzembi.Vamwe kungo hukura kana upfu mumba hamuna kunzwa kuti Europe minda yoweeeee kinda yedu heeeee yedu minda kudi .Kuchengetewa vana vema president chete Bona ane mapurazi mangani nhaiwe blue balls .

cde chipopi 1 month ago

Mese muripano muri ma zanu pf and munda murikutadza kuishandisa. Ngaidzokere kuvarungu minda iyoyo , nyika i gute


Da Truth 1 month ago

tiripo iti ndeyavo mbinga dze Zim politics.Iwe neni tiri vekuuchira vanofamba necash vachitamba nayo usazvifadze nenhemha

Turoo 1 month ago

@cde chipopi kana une mukadzi akanaka ane **** asi usingagone kumufadza pabonde ndopaungasiya achikwirwa nemumwe murume here? Nyangwe takarima masora, ndeyedu minda iyoyo toita zvatinoda nayo.

mdara loli pop 1 month ago

kuda kunyeperana zvemahara apa kuti hee minda yedu kuitasei nyika yakaremerwa. Land must go back to the whites! kana muchindi venga ndivengei zvenyu. We are now tired of poverty.


Da Truth 1 month ago

Kana uchigona zvinoita nevarungu it's economy yako iite bhoo tiwone usataura it's ndosaka Muthuli achigara kwavari nemhuri yake imi magorototo murimuno muchiti ngari ngari ngari Monday ngari ngari kinda iye ma millions nawo kuva chena kune life .

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@mdara loli pop, nyaya yako yekufunga kuti varungu vane magic ndoinokutadzisa kuita zvine musoro muhupenyu. Zvinoitwa nevarungu tozvigona nesuwo

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Pizza ukaona munhu mutema anonyanya kurima ka imbavha iyoyo inenge ichiba ma fatlizer ehurumende kozoti vekurima sora haa ndo jahwi manje akuna chinoitwa nemurungu chichigonwa nemutema especially kurima murunga anobhadhara more than 300 vanhu asi munhu mutema ahazvigone


Siyachitema 1 month ago

The question we should ask our self as a nation ,,is 'why this season when we are preparing for our presidential elections,,the enemy is looking for weak points to cause confusion


For sale 1 month ago

Manje tikuitengesa back nyika ino. Come we are ready for colonization !!


minda 1 month ago

but pafair minda yacho mkuitwa mahumbwe matakanana chaiwo. mairrigation pipe akuitwa mapoto kkk. haa varimi soo. kungoida hedu minda bt cant utilize.


Good 1 month ago

Ivhu haridzoke back to whites nderedu vose vanofunga kudzisera ivhu back there are****** be a zanupf or a ccc or what ever land is ours


Farai 1 month ago

Land is ours we dont want to give it back to the whites people , Zimbabwe is a wonderful country because of our soil and by doing so this will not going to happen


Da Truth 1 month ago

Wonderful country kudii,, zimbabwe wonderful country not going back bcz wonderful kkkkkkkkk minds nyaya ya wonderful yanetsa pano kkkkkkk Toda kinda yedu kkkkkk ipi Tora pa 21 yakasiiwa na Bobo ipapo muswe se mbira usipo

ivhu kuvanhu 1 month ago

ko machinese mayellow bone here. ivhu ndorikutoenda nemachina tarira uone kusakadza kwavari kuita nyika kuiboora boora and we benefit nothing. better vangezi taibenefita chibag wheat oranges etc. manje nemachina we are benefiting dust


Da truth 1 month ago

Ma China handiti ndeve muno vanobva Uzumba marambakufunga here vanoyera Myo weva Duma .

zvako 1 month ago

kkk saka chamoda kungonzi munevhu ramusingagoni kushandisa. be serious.


citrus 1 month ago

oranges used to tast sweet but now so bitter. hatizvigoniba zvekurima izvi. vamwe vaitogobora miti yemuorange kuti vachere mbeva nekurima sora


gwelaz 1 month ago

chibage chakunotengwa zambia chikurimwa nemurungu akadzingwa muno.


bla ton 1 month ago

asi makagona kutora minda. ikozvino bhizimisi rangu rakura rekugadzira mapoto ealluminium.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Here we are citizens. EU is reminding Zimbabweans why they slapped Zimbabwe with sanctions. Do not listen to those who sarcastically lie that individuals went overseas to ask for sanctions. Sanctions were imposed as a result of chaotic land reform program in which a few tens of white farmers were killed. EU is saying sanctions will be removed on release of Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements [BIPPAs] farms.

HIS EXCELLENCY ADVOCATE PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA, HEROKA. ZVANZI KUFUKA KANA KUREGERA !!!!!

APOKA APO, PAVA KUTODA CHAMISA CHETE CHETE APA.

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Aratijiyesi 1 month ago

To be honest those Europeans want to be our master and are now using their puppet here vachifunga kuti zvichachinja. Havatide avo vanoda kutishandisa and kutirwadzisa. Who is benefiting with those sanctions. Look how evil they are nezvavari kuita Ukraine coz vakavafurira apa vava kurohwa neRussia vava kuramba kupindura. Pasi nezvimbwasungata!!!!!!!!!

Zimbabwe land for Zimbabweans 1 month ago

nyaya yeland iyi ipapa ndipo pachaita kuti tisawirirane vakawanda vedu vamwe murikuti land ngaidzokere kuvarungu?? izvozvo hazviite manje...chamisa akatoda kudzokera land kuvarungu then haa Maya hazviite handitomuvhotere manje....it's better kutoti varungu varikuda land vacho vouya towirirana kuti tinotora all the students who are doing agriculture kumacollegies uko tovapa minda but vachishandidzana nemurungu achinyatsodzidziswa kuti zvoitwa sei zvekurima zvacho for about 10 years munhu vachishanda vese then murungu wacho ozopihwawo 1 purazi...ndizvo zvingatoshanda apa. Ask your self kuti iwewe ukaenda ku Europe ukati ukuda purazi unoripihwa here???


Blue 💙 1 month ago

I like your line of thinking. This land thing is sensitive. You just don't demand what's not yours to begin with. A lot of Zimbos died for this land

Bhuru 1 month ago

Zvirinane vadzoserwe ivhu, 1 munhu ane 16 farms umwe haana kana chikona chekuvaka imba 1 saka hazvishandi zvekt takatora ivhu


Dexvek 1 month ago

surprising to hear that EU irikuda kuita cy,seized land.Kana varivana vemuZimbabwe vanorima kusvika vakucherera zvifhoma ipapo asi kana vari be ukoooo ummmmm ,ngavasiye kurota varikudenga


🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

The reason why some are saying land ngaidzorerwe is that there was no fairness during the distribution. Unoona umwe Aine hobho minda, umwe Haana kana 1, so munoda kuti asina ati chii?


Kacha kacha 1 month ago

Wat any interesting story this is very good move and test zanu pf wch they shud without reggin its very simple even a blind person cannot miss a point


Desmond 22 1 month ago

These whites cannot be trusted


ccc 1 month ago

imperialism with new face


The ever seeing one 1 month ago

What compensation ..... did they come to Africa with a square inch of Land ..... to he'll with them!!!!!


Terra Firma 1 month ago

The EU could not hide the truth forever.The issue is and has always been the land question.That is their major concern not zvekupisirana dzimba ku Nyatsime etc


MUNHU 1 month ago

To hell with EU


Hondo Yeminda 1 month ago

These whites lack respect.All along we were made to believe it was about rule of law, corruption free n fair elections


Sigaro Farm 1 month ago

The truth will always set you free.
So compensation for land has always been the issue.


Helps to Understand the Issue 1 month ago

Maybe tikunzwisisa zvakasiyana..."BIPPAs increase legal certainty for businesses *investing* abroad, thus affording *protection against discrimination and expropriation without compensation.*"

The land in question naTimo uyo is land which was protected by the BIPPA treaties because vakadzingwa ipapo were white EU investors not Rhodesian colonialists. Vese varungu, pakutora hatina kubvunza kuti uri investor here, akatenga munda and bringing in forex/skills or you're a Rhodie colonialist, taingotora. Now we are asking for assistance from EU, and they just want a guarantee yekuti vakaunza mari to invest, havazongodzingwe futi vachibatanidzirwa nevasina kutenga

Funny thing is, the colonialists makatovaPromiser USD3.5Billion compensation for 'improvements'...asi vakazvibvira or vatakadeedza kuti vaite maInvestments tikabva tavabatanidzira nembavha hatisi kuCompensetor. I think ndipo pane nyaya yeEU ipapo.

The link to the British Colonialists panyaya yemadhiri akaitwa between Zim and EU handisi kuionawo ini.


Mutongigava 1 month ago

Zvikud EU zvakafanna nekuti mbavha ikakubira iwe woibata woirakasha wotora zvinhu zvako then macourts(EU) okuti unofanira kucompenstor mbavha iyakubira...zvimwe zvacho hazvingoite soo


Kukurigo 1 month ago

Haaa land kupa vana mhino dundu kwete.. Zimbabwe must have it's own home grown solutions and srsly support vana vanobva kumaAgric colleges n universities to feed the nation.. Ngavapihwe land a priority and support them thru lattest technologies not zvemombe mbiri nemadhongi mashanu..... Zvekuty murungu or muchina apihwe ivhu kwete Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans and only the pple of Zimbabwe must benefit from it first. All others must have clear cut renewable contract farming agreements wth the gvt...


Mutongigava 1 month ago

Zvikud EU zvakafanna nekuti mbavha ikakubira iwe woibata woirakasha wotora zvinhu zvako then macourts (EU) okuti unofanira kucompenstor mbavha yakubira...zvimwe zvacho hazvingoite soo kna vachida kurima handifunge kuti tingarambe kuti varime
Vaudzei kuti chaKesare chakazodzokera kuna Kesare


Ini ZiiZvangu 1 month ago

EU ngaigare pasi


comrade gabarinocheka 1 month ago

either we honour international law or not!
we can't accept EU money & take their land by force.
if the the farms were protected under BIPA why did we sign on the agreements?
Why are we still keen to be readmitted into the Commonwealth ?(CHOGM)
We have to make up our minds East or West?
I rest my case!


Comrade Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

y did we sign the BIPA?
y do we kotow to the dictates of international diplomacy?
it's either we work with the west or not.
Can't have our cake & eat it same time
Y accept their pity Euros & expropriate their farms simultaneously?
Double Standards or Policy Inconsistency?


Manikiniki 1 month ago

We dont have land isusu the povo , Land belongs to ZANU PF shefs only who own multiple farms with nothing productive on those farms. So its better if its taken back by whites who will produce.


Anonymous 1 month ago

The white colonisers are demanding land back from the black colonisers.
You should look for a book with the title: Black colonisers
which narrates how Zimbabwe was recolonised by black colonialists after independence



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