Eviction Day Arrives For the White Farmers

The goal of Zimbabwe's land reform is justice, but hunger is a likely outcome

For nearly 3,000 white Zimbabweans, the day of eviction had finally arrived. Hundreds of farmers and their families jammed clothes and linens into boxes and lifted refrigerators onto pickup trucks. At a homestead on the outskirts of Harare, a farmer kneeling in the middle of her kitchen floor wrapped crockery and glasses less than 24 hours before the Aug. 8 deadline. "I can't cry anymore," said the woman, who, fearing for her safety, asked that her name not be published. "I just don't have any tears left." Most of the farmers, however, decided to defy the government deadline--a move that government...

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