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

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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.

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