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FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT MOTLANTHE CONCEDES LEASING LAND IN RURAL AREAS PROBLEMATIC

JOHANNESBURG– Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has conceded that the leasing of land to communities in South Africa’s rural areas is problematic when delivering a diagnostic report of the Land Reform Panel which he chairs.

He was among senior members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) who are attending a two-day Land Summit which began in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, on Saturday. The Summit is expected to explore how the ruling party will be able to address the issue around land reform.

The ANC has proposed to expropriate land without compensation for distribution to landless indigenous South Africans.

The land belongs to the people, and that’s what we must try and understand as this liberation movement, which has the responsibility to liberate our people from all the sufferings they had. I mean, you know it’s so painful that you have people who have lived on a piece of land for generations, and today they are being told they must take up leases, said Motlanthe.

Earlier, South and African and ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa told the summit to give effect to the demand which was articulated in the Freedom Charterof South Africa’s liberation movement in 1955 that the land shall be shared among those who work it.

We are, through are presence here, giving dedicated attention to this fundamental task because the resolution of the land question in South Africa is central to the achievement of a national democratic society,” Ramaphosa said.

“This task we are involved in was aptly described by David Pilling when he wrote recently in the Financial Times of London that by addressing the land question we are in effect yielding to the inevitability of history.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT MOTLANTHE CONCEDES LEASING LAND IN RURAL AREAS PROBLEMATIC

JOHANNESBURG– Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has conceded that the leasing of land to communities in South Africa’s rural areas is problematic when delivering a diagnostic report of the Land Reform Panel which he chairs.

He was among senior members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) who are attending a two-day Land Summit which began in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, on Saturday. The Summit is expected to explore how the ruling party will be able to address the issue around land reform.

The ANC has proposed to expropriate land without compensation for distribution to landless indigenous South Africans.

The land belongs to the people, and that’s what we must try and understand as this liberation movement, which has the responsibility to liberate our people from all the sufferings they had. I mean, you know it’s so painful that you have people who have lived on a piece of land for generations, and today they are being told they must take up leases, said Motlanthe.

Earlier, South and African and ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa told the summit to give effect to the demand which was articulated in the Freedom Charterof South Africa’s liberation movement in 1955 that the land shall be shared among those who work it.

We are, through are presence here, giving dedicated attention to this fundamental task because the resolution of the land question in South Africa is central to the achievement of a national democratic society,” Ramaphosa said.

“This task we are involved in was aptly described by David Pilling when he wrote recently in the Financial Times of London that by addressing the land question we are in effect yielding to the inevitability of history.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK