Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe

Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe

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CFU congress set for July 26

CFU congress set for July 26

Zimbabwe’s white farmers will hold their traditional annual congress on July 
26 in Harare to discuss problems facing the sector, including the crafting 
of a new policy document and amendments to the union’s constitution.
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The congress, scheduled for Wild Geese Lodge in Harare, is also expected to 
witness the election of a new Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) leadership to 
take over from the Deon Theron-led council.

The CFU has been working on an agriculture recovery proposal that it has 
submitted to government for discussion.

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered white farmers have shown growing frustration at 
failure by the country’s coalition government and their union to end chaos 
in the farming sector.

The unity government of President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan 
Tsvangirai has watched helplessly as members of the security forces and 
hardliner activists of Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party intensified a drive to seize 
all land still in white hands.

The coalition government is yet to act to fulfil the promise to restore law 
and order in the key agricultural sector, while more farms – including some 
owned by foreigners and protected under bilateral investment protection 
agreements between Zimbabwe and other nations— have been seized since 2009.

And to make matters worse, police and judicial officers who are supposed to 
enforce the rule of law were also among the beneficiaries of the 
free-for-all land grab.


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