eThekwini’s proposal to sell its land to only black people draws flak

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Durban Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda.
Durban Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda.

eThekwini Municipality’s proposal to sell its land to only black people has been met with fierce criticism from opposition parties.

The opposition aired its objections during Tuesday’s executive committee (Exco) meeting where councillors approved eThekwini’s Proactive Land Release Strategy, which seeks to fast track the sale of “surplus land” that the City no longer needed.

There are currently 350 municipal-owned properties across eThekwini that have been earmarked for land release, with 12 being assigned high value status as they cost more than R10 million each.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
Following the refusal of SA cricketer Quinton de Kock’s decision not to take a knee in support of the fight against racism before T20 World Cup matches, do you think sports people should be forced to make such political statements?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
12% - 12 votes
88% - 85 votes


Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now