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Zuma seeks clarity on land expropriation bill

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has asked parliament to explain the process it followed in passing a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership.

Land is an emotive issue in Africa's most industrialised country more than two decades after the end of apartheid, with most of the land still in white hands.

Zuma said he needed to clarify how the bill was passed, before deciding whether to sign it into law or refer it back to the legislature, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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