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Land redistribution - SA should learn from Zim's mistake

16 April 2012, 18:16

I'm not against land distribution in SA but I am worried about the consequences of it.

We've learned that in Zim they had maize deficit of million tons. Besides the weather being blamed for the cause of it but most of the land that used to be productive was lying idle.

The little that was produced will be expensive even to the poorest.

The land that was taken from the farmers is not even used to build houses.

No houses, less food but big fertile land - sounds sad.

What plans were in place when a decision to take  over land was made?

I'm hoping in SA while this is in the process they'll ensure that the poorest of the poor is not negatively affected.

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