16 February 2000
Vote halts Mugabe land grab

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was defeated in his plans to change the countrys constitution.

The government would have been allowed to appropriate white-owned farms, without compensation, for resettlement by black farmers, if the constitutional changes had received support.

  • Mugabe links gangster gays to land grab, FWi, 08 November, 1999
  • The Times 16/02/2000 page 16
  • The Independent 16/02/2000 page 13, page 3 (Review)
  • Financial Times 16/02/2000 page 12, page 20 (Editorial), page 21 (Comment & Analysis)
  • The Guardian 16/02/2000 page 2, page 19 (Leader)
  • The Daily Telegraph 16/02/2000 page 1, page 8, pages 14/15, page 27 (Editorial)
  • The Herald 16/02/2000 page 15