Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has told a meeting of white voters in the capital Harare that under his government there will be no discrimination.

He says white farmers have a part to play in the farming sector.

This wasn’t an ordinary Zimbabwean rally it had chairs for the spectators, and tea and cake served afterwards.

Mnangagwa told the mostly-white crowd in Harare’s upmarket Borrowdale suburb that there shouldn’t be white farmers or black farmers, but Zimbabwean farmers.

Critics say yesterday’s meeting was organised by whites who have long-held business links with the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Around 4,000 whites have since lost their farms.

Mnangagwa said he’d welcome white former farmers willing to contribute their skills in developing the agriculture sector.