The Zimbabwean government has dismissed as “empty”, threats by a group of White former farmers who say they want to seize Zimbabwe’s assets in the United Kingdom as compensation for farms acquired for redistribution to landless Black Zimbabweans. The group said it had already approached British foreign secretary William Hague over the matter.
The former commercial farmers argued that they believed UK’s treasury was holding Zimbabwe assets seized after sanctions were imposed on the country a decade ago.
However, Foreign Affairs secretary Ambassador Joey Bimha said it was impossible to seize the properties.
He said Government properties in foreign lands were protected under diplomatic immunity. • Africanglobe