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Zimbabwe's Mugabe admits flaws in land distribution

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has admitted failures in the country's controversial land reform programme.

The 91-year-old leader said in unusually candid comments that he thinks the farms given to some people are too large and they cannot manage them.

In the past he has tended to blame poor agricultural productivity on the weather and Western sanctions.

The seizure of land from white farmers is seen as a key factor in Zimbabwe's economic collapse since 2000.