Breaking News

White farmers told to pay ex-workers first

by Staff reporter
21 April 2019 | 2446 Views
WHITE commercial farmers can only be paid after they settle their outstanding debts with farm workers as agreed in terms of S16 of 2002, a farm workers' official has said.

Government, which has committed to compensate former farm owners for farm improvements, allocated RTGS$53 million in the 2019 National Budget for interim advance payments.
These interim advance payments will be made to former farm owners affected by the land reform programme and who are in financial distress.

"The registration process and list of farmers should be completed by the end of April 2019, after which the interim advance payments will be paid directly to former farm owners," the ministries of Finance and Agriculture said in a joint statement.

Government emphasised that it will only pay compensation for infrastructure and improvements on farms and not for the land.
Progressive Agriculture and Allied industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) secretary-general Raymond Sixpence said this is good news as it will also benefit farm workers made redundant then.




Sixpence told the Daily News that it was agreed that in terms of S16 of 2002 that no farmer should be compensated before he pays what he owes farm workers who lost their jobs at the time.
"The farmers were saying they could only pay farm workers once they received their compensation and we have been waiting for this time. Maybe they thought they would never be paid, but is happening.

"They have to pay farm workers three months' salary plus two months' salary for every year one was employed. This is apart from the leave days and gratuity," said Sixpence.
He said there are over 30 000 farm workers who are eagerly waiting compensation.
Paawuz has over the years been fighting to have farm workers paid their dues.

Two decades ago, former president Robert Mugabe's government carried out often violent evictions of 4 500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300 000 black families, arguing it was redressing imbalances from the colonial era.

Whute farmers Workers Pay

Source: dailynews

Comments

Latest News

Twitter defends Welshman Ncube

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 2 Views

Dumiso Dabengwa a dissident that never was

by Don Chigumba | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

Latest on explosion at Parirenyatwa hospital

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 9 Views

South Africa liberation army mourns Dabengwa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 6 Views

'Mnangagwa is not a magician' says ZANU PF MP

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 10 Views

Theresa May quits as UK prime minister

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2019 | 3 Views

What Dabengwa said about Chiwenga and Perence Shiri

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 12 Views

Zimbabwe EFF CIC's profile

by Zim EFF | 24 May 2019 | 7 Views

Mthwakazi National Party pay tribute to Dr Dumiso Dabengwa!

by Mthwakazi National Party | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

Political Reforms can UNITE Zimbabwe - President Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF...

by Darlington Nyambiya And Farai Maguwu | 24 May 2019 | 2 Views

Devolution confusion - marginalised communities lose out - Concern has...

by MakhoPrecious Moyo | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

Dedication to Cde Dabengwa - To Cde DD, my hero.Now that you have deci...

by Iphithule Thembani KaMaphosa | 24 May 2019 | 5 Views

Chiwenga, Zimbabwe army to boot out Mnangagwa through 'operation restore economy'

by Itai Mushekwe/Mary-Kate Kahari | 24 May 2019 | 8 Views

Chigwedere seeks son's incarceration

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 7 Views

'ZBC losing $220 million annually'

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

Mnangagwa now more paranoic and desperate

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 2 Views

'Gukurahundi' stifling healing process

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

Air Zimbabwe legacy debts spook investors

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 1 Views

'No immediate end to load-shedding'

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 8 Views

Entertainment

Counseling offered for Game of Thrones fans

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 May 2019 | 1719 Views

Muridzo rubbishes critics

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 May 2019 | 1057 Views

Nigerian to play Mugabe role in forthcoming movie

by Staff reporter | 18 May 2019 | 2557 Views

Malunga quits sex

by Staff reporter | 15 May 2019 | 7255 Views

I didn't ride on Tuku's fame, says Selmor

by Staff reporter | 14 May 2019 | 2170 Views

Tsholotsho girl shines in SA - DYNAMITE comes in small packages is the...

by Staff reporter | 13 May 2019 | 2475 Views

Jah Prayzah ditches anything associated with Mnangagwa's army

by Staff reporter | 12 May 2019 | 4407 Views
iBlog

Greatsoftline For All Of Your Software Needs

coupon and promo codes: greatsoftline for all of your software needswhile some online sellers have promotional services that reduce the overall amount you spent, others do not .you need to be on the lookout for the best outlets in order to chase th... Read More
ITnews 25 February 2015 ago

Ios 9 Features Inspired By Android

apple announced ios 9 on monday, and while watching the keynote, i had just a little bit of déjà vu. most of ios 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at apple's biggest rival in mobile: android. specifically, they were about catching up to ... Read More
Sergey 13 June 2015 ago