Zuma criticises land reform

2010-09-20 13:39

Durban - The willing buyer-willing seller approach to land acquisition has constrained the pace and efficiency of land reform, ANC president Jacob Zuma said in Durban on Monday.

“Current approaches to land reform have not been moving as fast as desirable,” he told the party's national general council.

A comprehensive rural development programme had been put in place and a pilot programme had been rolled out in eight provinces.

“Our target is to redistribute 30% of agricultural land before 2014, accompanied by support programmes for the poor, farm workers and small farmers.”

Zuma told delegates the revamping of the criminal justice system was proceeding well.

“The recent crime statistics indicate that progress is being made in the fight against crime. We commend the police for achieving a significant decline in the murder rate and other serious crimes,” he said.

There was a need to eradicate corruption and the perception of corruption in the country.