Bid to resolve Limpopo land dispute

2011-10-17 09:31

Johannesburg - Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Thulas Nxesi will meet the Nhlaneki and Shimange communities outside Giyani, Limpopo, on Monday in a bid to defuse land disputes.

"The meeting is aimed at discussing avenues that could be followed while development continues," rural development spokesperson Motlatsi Lebea said.

The construction of a clinic and tribal office was halted following a court interdict in September after Nhlaneki's tribal leader claimed the land was his and he was never asked for permission.

Lebea said the community was paid R10m compensation by government as part of a land redistribution deal following their successful land claim.

Lebea said Nxesi would meet the affected communities to solve the problem so that construction could continue.

In September, Nxesi met the Ngove and Siyandani communities, also outside Giyani, in an effort to resolve a similar problem.

  • braamc - 2011-10-17 10:07

    Land distribution a mess, funny that, the ANC thieves steal from all of us. Suits you well, another f%$^%cken disaster.

  • Magezi - 2011-10-17 10:37

    This tribal power-play makes me sick! When are these so called traditional leaders going to realise that feudalism has no place in civilized society? Do we really have to follow north African style to our rural freedoms? The fact that the community was awarded their rightful claim to their ancestral land means that indeed they have their own land, and therefore, need no one's permission to develop that land, whether as a tribal office or whatever. Come on sick people!

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-17 11:55

    Stealing any chance?

  • Peter - 2011-10-17 13:22

    Nxesi can't even blow his own nose so how can he "resolve" anything

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