Zimbabwe: Chinese Given Farms

Farms built up and created by whites in Zimbabwe—and forcibly seized by the black government in an anti-white racist frenzy—are being handed over to Chinese “immigrants,” it has been revealed.

The farms—large-scale operations which were previously the backbone of the Zimbabwean agricultural industry—have collapsed after being seized from their white owners.

According to a report in Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, farms “just north of Harare lie fallow amid broken fences, fields scorched by fires and scarce livestock. There are few surviving indigenous trees as many were felled by new farmers who could not afford coal to cure their tobacco.”

The Chinese farmers, the paper said, are taking over the “former white-owned farms in Zimbabwe to cash in on tobacco” crops. Tobacco—along with many foodstuffs—grow easily in the country’s warm climate and rich soil, but appear to be beyond the Africans’ ability to manage.

The Telegraph reports that the Chinese farmers are investing millions of dollars into tobacco production on farms “that were badly managed for nearly 20 years, after Robert Mugabe’s mass seizure of white-owned land . . . in the hope of reaping a potentially huge reward.”

So far, at least five farms have attracted Chinese investment in the Mashonaland Central region, located to the northwest of the country’s capital Harare.

The Chinese have “poured money into machinery and are taking advice from international experts,” and have become the “largest investor in Zimbabwe, the economy of which is still reeling from the land seizures of 2000 and hyperinflation,” the paper continued.

Currently, unemployment in Zimbabwe is running at about 90 percent and the government is so short of money that it cannot pay teachers or civil servants.

The Telegraph added that “experts believe that the five Chinese-run farms will, despite their limited experience, grow and cure about 1,500 acres of tobacco this year. They said the new infrastructure, including equipment manufactured by U.S. company, Valley Irrigation, must have cost at least £7 million.”

An insider in the tobacco industry said the Chinese company would be paying a hefty rental for the land they are now using to the “political” men who now own the farms. “The Chinese will pay a percentage of the income from the tobacco as rent,” he said.

Earlier, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper revealed that China had come up with a US$5 billion “financial rescue package for Zimbabwe” to fund agriculture and housing projects ahead of the 2018 general elections there.

The Chinese money is designed to trump the International Monetary Fund’s “Lima process”—so named because it was decided upon at a meeting in Lima, Peru—which aims to provide Zimbabwe with US$2 billion in aid to “clear its creditors.”

According to the Zimbabwe Independent, the Chinese bailout was consolidated recently when President Xi Jinping made a two-day stopover in the African country on his way to the China-Africa summit in South Africa.

“Diplomats say like the Western package which underwrites Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendancy, the Chinese deal also has political agendas. It is largely designed to shore up First Lady Grace Mugabe and her Zanu PF faction’s political ambitions.”

All of the “aid” packages—from East and West—of course ignore the overt anti-white hatred and violent, murderous racism of the Zimbabwean government.