In one such example‚ a doctor in the United Kingdom‚ Sylvester Nyatsuro‚ took over a lucrative tobacco farm owned by Philip Rankin.
The latest developments have been welcomed by the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) of Zimbabwe.
"It's positive to offer farmers longer terms and security. We haven't seen the actual offer letters but the previous ones were clear that a lot of power remained with the minister. But what the new offers should do is restore confidence in property rights‚" said CFU director Ben Gilpin.
Last year many landowners had already started leasing their farms to white commercial farmers because of a lack of capacity. But President Mugabe warned that doing so was in aid of a calculated comeback.
Ironically it was later reported that Mugabe was also leasing out a farm he took from Interfresh Holdings Limited to a white commercial farmer‚ Hamish Rudland.
The new 99-year lease agreements will protect companies such as South African sugar giant Tongaat Hullet.
The company's plantations have been subject to invasions by locals in the Masvingo area despite being protected under a Bilateral Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (BIPA) between the two countries.
Some farmers in the past successfully sued the government of Zimbabwe at the Southern African Development Tribunal‚ through rights group AfriForum.
This resulted in the auctioning of a Cape Town mansion belonging to the government of Zimbabwe.
More than 4‚000 white commercial farmers were displaced and less than 300 remain in Zimbabwe.