The president of Zimbabwe told an election pep rally on Wednesday that all white-owned farms can be given to landless blacks.
Robert Mugabe was speaking to 120 candidates for the ruling ZANU-PF party. He said white farmers allowed to continue farming in Zimbabwe would do so "out of . . . our own charity."
There are 841 white-owned farms designated to be seized and handed over to landless blacks, many of them veterans of the liberation war in Zimbabwe. Mugabe made it clear, however, that he is talking about more than the 841 farms.
"We are looking at the totality of our land," Mugabe said. "If we allow others to own portions of it, it must be out of our own will, our own desire, our own charity."
The leader of the Opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, said Mugabe's comments were erratic and irrational.
Denmark is the latest country to offer money to pay white farmers for their land. But the Danish prime minister said no money would be paid until the violence ends and free elections are held.
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said, "We are not supporting solutions via violence."
A report released in Denmark on Wednesday said Mugabe's ZANU-PF party was using "organized violence" and "systematic torture" to silence its critics.