It has emerged that President Emmerson Mnangagwa at law cannot compensate white commercial farmers before they pay farm workers outstanding debts.

According to Mr Raymond Sixpence the Progressive Agriculture And Allied Industries Workers Union secretary general s16 of 2002 stipulates that farmers were supposed to pay their workers who lost their jobs first before the government can pay them for any structural developments they made on their farms.

The farmers had agreed to pay 3 months salary plus 2 months salary for every year a worker was employed apart from gratuity and leave days. The farmers have been told, that no compensation will be paid before they have settled their outstanding labor debts. However, the farmers have said they can only pay after they have been compensated. Dailynews