Black farmers are furious as ‘corrupt’ officials want to evict them

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Farmers in Mpumalanga are trying to get help to stop government officials from bribing them to renew the leases on their state land. Picture: iStock
Farmers in Mpumalanga are trying to get help to stop government officials from bribing them to renew the leases on their state land. Picture: iStock

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The 37 farmers of the Mkhululi-Afriforum association have been sending letters to Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, and even to the Public Protector, since July, asking for help with officials who have sent them notices of summary eviction.

This was after the farmers refused to pay “administration fees” of R250 000 each before the expired leases were renewed for the state farms on which they are farming.

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