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Zimbabwe: We can't feed nation - "new" farmers confess

 
 
 
 
 
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Farmers who benefited from President Robert Mugabe’s chaotic and corrupt land “reform” programme, which was ostensibly meant to empower disadvantaged blacks, have confessed that they do not have the capacity to feed the nation.

The farmers, under their umbrella body Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe (CFUZ), said this during a meeting with seed producers in Harare last week, and confirmed what has long been held as true – that Mugabe’s land reform crippled the vital agriculture sector and led to food insecurity.

“We do have challenges. Because of the land reform many farmers are not fully equipped. The private sector initiative cannot meet the national requirements,” said CFUZ President Donald Khumalo. He said the “new” farmers lacked the equipment to utilise fully the vast acres of land that currently lie idle or are underutilised. This has led to food insecurity and a situation where the country is forced to import maize from countries it used to supply before the violent land invasions that began in 2000.

Grain Millers Association (GMA) Chairman Tafadzwa Musarara said Zimbabwe was currently importing food from Zambia and Malawi – and had been doing so since 2000. “This does not mean that we do not have enough maize. But there are some NGOs that bought maize and are not willing to sell. People are free to sell or keep the maize. We are importing because we want to supplement what we have,” said Musarara.

The US-funded Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) has warned that about 1.7 million Zimbabweans will need food aid during the next two months.

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  • Anthony Cloud

    To Britain and Europe, I say “You wanted it – You got it”, now lie back, enjoy it and take the taxpayers money and pump it into feeding the “poor starving, badly treated people”.

    To the residents of Zimbabwe, I say “You danced in the streets when Mugabe was elected (whilst the UN sat back and watched voters being herded into the voting booths at the point of an AK47), now SHUTUP, STOP WHINING and enjoy your FREEDOM”.

    The only problem is, that all over Africa and India the people who murdered innocent Whites because they wanted to be FREE, now can’t wait to flood the countries of the same hated Whites with themselves, their families and their many offspring. Why do you do this? Answer because you know the stupid White Honkey Govts of Europe will dip into the TAXPAYERS pockets to feed, clothe and house you whilst their own White people starve and you can sit on your backside with your hand outstretched for “aid”. You can bet they won’t dip their hands into THEIR pockets!

    Then to repay them for their hospitality, you blow them up, rape and murder them

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    • Michael

      You hit the nail on the head with some precision. It is high time our people world wide woke up to the reality of what these things are.

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  • Wow, a place that blacks can call their own. Just like Liberia! Now watch it crumble into a warlord state with corruption, rape, murder, and everything else that repeats over and over again. Even in America, the lawmakers has made it so black can advance in civil and military ranks with low test scores… and they still fail. They are inherently unintelligent and they should all go back home to Africa and do the tribe thing and be happy. If you want to see how black people affect America and our way of life, check out the website I attached. If the blacks were not here, our country would be so much better.

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  • John Smith the 42nd.

    http://www.thugreport.com to look at black behavior in America.

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  • Never mind Zimbabwe’s handful of ‘new farmers’ being unable to feed the tiny nation of 6-million people. Neighbour South Africa is in MUCH DEEPER trouble: it’s 1-MILLION ‘new farmers’ leave their previously productive fallow and just loot them. So more than 15-million black South Africans now get food-handouts from the ANC-regime these days and their local food production goes down more each year as the 11,000 or so commercial farmers leave their land enmasse – being forced off by government laws and by a relentless campaign of terror-attacks by heavily armed youth militias who slaughter even the smallest white babies and the oldest grandmothers. It’s so strange that the much smaller problem in Zimbabwe always hits the world-news whereas the much larger problems in neighbouring South africa, with its more than 50million people, are completely ignored.

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    • E Venter-Ross

      Thank you, Adriana, for keeping up the good work. elma

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  • I was in the Army when the Wilson Labour government nearly sent British troops to destroy the whites who were governing well. I went to Rhodesia after I quit the army in disgust. It was well governed. well -eventually it was the “conservatives” (what’s the difference-see my website)who finally stabbed them in the back. as your other correspondents say” you Zimbabweans got your freedom” bloody put up with it.But they don’t, they keep running to the UK for hand outs, as refugees, into the very country they thought were their oppressors. at least they could sleep soundly in their beds in those days. Ian Smith was right. I have a copy of his Times obituary. Douglas Reed was also right. when will the world wake up. Democracy is a sham.

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  • whatever

    Reap what you sow, jackasses

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  • Anthony Cloud

    It’s quite amazing that the British public have become so dumb that they can’t see that the Blacks who murdered them to kick them out of Africa and finally got their wish, now flood into the land of those same hated ‘White Honkeys’ with their ever outstretched blacks paws begging for food, money and asylum.

    South Africa was the land which was Africa’s bread basket. We were stupid enough to rush to help any Black country who had problems – mine disasters, food shortages, unrest. There would all see South Africans rush to the rescue. The vast WHITE owned forms produced food that could feed incredible numbers of people, but now most of it has gone and the farms produce desert, goats and a few meelies, not even enough in many cases to feed the families that now own them.

    As world food crisis looms ever closer and food prices soar, the drooling morons who demanded “one man, One vote” still pat themselves on the back and whine platitudes about our ‘wonderful Black brothers and sisters’ in the ‘wonderful Rainbow Nation’.

    I was talking to some females on a farm in Namibia, who were on a visit to the UK and they proudly assured me that Namibian ‘Freedom’ had produced a ‘wonderful country’ and that the farm violence and land grabs of Zimbabwe “would never happen” in Namibia.

    Only a couple of months later we heard the drooling female’s farm had been attacked, her husband murdered and her self and her daughter raped, thorn into the back of a bakkie and driven for miles before they were dumped and left to die.

    Naturally this never gets into the Press and when the farm collapses, the goats destroy the grass, the new Black owners chop down all the trees and the land becomes desert, they will then make a rush to get into the UK and claim “asylum”, so they can then sit on their Black arses with the begging bowl outstretched and demand the hated White taxpayer in the UK, to feed, clothe and house them.

    Then, when these drooling White liberals, who helped to close down the productive farms, cause civil and tribal wars all over Africa, so their country is flooded with lazy, useless killers; the will whine and drool whilst they and their families starve to death and the same Blacks that they helped to “empower” break into their homes and kill them for their last crust of bread.

    Charles Darwin said it all : –
    “Since the dawn of history the negro has owned the
    continent of Africa-rich beyond the dream of poet’s
    fancy, crunching acres of diamonds beneath his bare
    black feet. Yet he never picked one up from the dust
    until a white man showed to him its glittering
    light. His land swarmed with powerful and docile
    animals, yet he never dreamed a harness, cart, or
    sled. A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe,
    spear, or arrowhead worth preserving beyond the
    moment of its use. He lived as an ox, content to
    graze for an hour. In a land of stone and timber he
    never sawed a foot of lumber, carved a block, or
    built a house save of broken sticks and mud. With
    league on league of ocean strand and miles of inland
    seas, for four thousand years he watched their
    surface ripple under the wind, heard the thunder of
    the surf on his beach, the howl of the storm over
    his head, gazed on the dim blue horizon calling him
    to worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed
    a sail.” — Charles Darwin

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  • Karl

    They should not get one dime of western money for any reason. Leave them all alone. Let them roam with the lions and live like the monkeys – it’s what they do best.

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  • E. Venter

    It is too little too late for the Afrikaners (white, Dutch speaking people) that the world realises that black people cannot govern, as we are getting tortured, terrorised and murdered by black people.

    No amount of education will help, because black people do not have the brain power as whites do – if in doubt, google Phillpe J Rushton; Arthur Jensen; Erectus walks amongst us + http://www.skadi.net, and see the proof of it.

    Now the world turns a blind eye to the suffering of whties in South Africa… argue as you might, but Apartheid was the best system for dysfunctional sub-Sahara.

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  • Mark

    I live in the USA, and I live on a farm, owned for over 100 years in our family name. Frankly, I’m infuriated and embarrased that the US govt has hardly lifted a finger to stop the confiscation of land owned by these white farmers, in some cases, for over a generation
    If nothing else, the US govt should compensate the White African farmers who have lost their farms and/or a chance to come over here and start farms! That is the kind of citizen we need over here. Not the immigrant who intends to suck off the system and do nothing in return!.
    Look at what has happened to Zim? A prosperous nation has been laid waste by a nut job dictator. Does anyone

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    • Mark,

      Stop smoking that crack. Bring SA White farmers to USA? Don’t you know who the US pre-so-dent is be? His cousins are the ones who torturing the farmers to his applause.

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