BBC NEWS | Africa | Zimbabwe set to nationalise land: "Zimbabwe is to proceed with plans to nationalise all farmland, a ruling party official has said.
Zanu-PF spokesman Nathan Shamuvarira said the party would amend the constitution so as to abolish rights to private ownership of land.
He said the move would end 'ceaseless litigation' by white farmers whose property has been expropriated by decree over the past five years.
Under the proposed new system, land would be leased for 99-year terms.
All the former farmers can do after these amendments would be to contest the amount of compensation
The statement appeared in state media."
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