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'I didn't even dream of this day' - Limpopo farmer, 80, finally gets land the govt promised him

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David Rakgase.
David Rakgase.
Deon Raath

Just two months after his 80th birthday, Limpopo farmer David Rakgase has finally received the land he was promised by the government nearly two decades ago.

"I feel like jumping up and down," Rakgase told News24 on Tuesday. "I didn't even dream of this day."

Rakgase, who has been leasing his farm from the state since the late 1990s, agreed to buy the land at an asking price of R1.2 million under the government's discontinued Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development (LRAD) programme in 2002.

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