ANC government doesn't care about giving black farmers land, says DA

- | 5 months ago

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed the ANC government’s decision to appeal a landmark high court judgment ordering the state to sell David Rakgase’s farm to him.

Rakgase has been leasing Nooitgedacht farm in Limpopo from the state for three decades. The state agreed to sell it to him back in 2002, but then failed to transfer the property to him despite him agreeing to buy it.

Judge Norman Davis ruled in September at the High Court in Pretoria that the state must now sell the land to the 79-year old farmer, finding it had violated the constitution by failing to do so, but the department of land reform and rural development has stated they were preparing to appeal the ruling.

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