Last month, Zimbabwe agreed to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to local white farmers whose land was forcibly taken by the government to resettle Black families, but following concerns about raising the necessary funds, the government has announced that farmers can instead apply to get their land back. CGTN Africa reports that that means, in some instances the government would “revoke the offer letters of resettled farmers currently occupying those pieces of land and offer them alternative land elsewhere”. Should restoring the land to the previous owners prove practically and politically difficult however the government said they would offer the former farm owners alternative land elsewhere as restitution where such land is available.