Zimbabwe’s Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri on Friday rejected claims that the government is seeking to return the land to white former farmers who lost farms during the controversial Land Reform Programme.

Shiri was speaking following claims from some Legislators that the recently gazetted Statutory Instrument 62 (SI 62) seeks to reverse land reform.

Shiri said that only indigenous farmers and those under the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPAs) would get the opportunity to have their land back.