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Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Sunday 22/July/2018 - 07:10 PM
Sada El Balad
Edit by: Mohamed Emad

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections، telling white farmers their lands will not be taken، according to BBC.

Former President Robert Mugabe's government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw as unfairly taken by settlers.

But Mr Mnangagwa، 75، told a crowd in Harare that the controversial policy was a thing of the past.

"We should cease to talk about who owns the farm in terms of colour،" he said.

"It is criminal talking about that. A farmer، a black farmer، a white farmer، is a Zimbabwean farmer."

Mr Mnangagwa's move to ease the concerns of white voters comes ahead of historic elections on 30 July.

It will be the first presidential poll since Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in November، bringing an end to his 37-year rule.


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