South Africa: Will return land to dispossessed – Zuma

Published on BRICS POST (Source: Agencies), Jan 10, 2014;

The South African government has vowed to restore land to its rightful owners, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.
“Land Reform is an important part of national reconciliation and nation building,” asserted Zuma while handing over 13,184 hectares of previously white-owned land to the black N’wandlamhlarhi Community in Mpumalanga Province.  

“This important occasion takes place just a day after the 102nd anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC), the liberation movement that made it its mission to fight for the return of the land to the dispossessed masses of our people,” Zuma said.

South Africa’s notorious 1913 Land Act and many other apartheid laws facilitated wresting land control from the indigenous African people.

The handover is seen as a major step by the ANC towards land reforms, a tough task facing the ruling ANC.

“It is being handed over during a year in which we mark 20 years of freedom and democracy in our country. The restoration of land to rightful owners is one of the biggest responsibilities you gave the democratic government,” Zuma highlighted … //

… Since the ANC came to power in 1994, it had set a target of redistributing 30 per cent of commercial farmland to historically disadvantaged communities by 2014.

With only six per cent of land having been transferred to blacks since 1994, the ANC is sure to miss its target.
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