Crocworld land claim denied

2018-06-21 06:01

They also reportedly rejected the last offer of 100ha, which the parties made known to the court, despite the court repeatedly warning them of the risk of walking away empty-handed if they did not prove their case.

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform as well as the Regional Land Claims Commission will incur the costs of court proceedings while community members are to pay for the many adjournments during court proceedings.

“It is disquieting that the claimants, who were legally represented, and significantly, at the State’s expense, throughout these proceedings, could have pursued and persisted with a community claim without introducing a shred of evidence to prove that they derived their possession and use of the land from common rules,” said Judge Meer.


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