3 July 2000
African farmers to holiday in Britain?
BRITISH farmers are being urged to give free holidays to farmers from Zimbabwe, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Wiltshire producer George Campbell-Johnston, a member of the Southern Africa Business Association, said Zimbabwean farmers faced immense pressure.
He called for British farmers to offer a “safe place” to Zimbabwean farmers who have suffered from killings, beatings and having their land seized.
The Commercial Farmers Union in Harare said its members would welcome a free break in England before returning home to face their problems.
The idea has been backed in Britain by the Country Landowners Association and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
- The Daily Telegraph, page 5