An untouchable paradise
Author: Sizwe Sama Yende
Imagine owning a piece of paradise but not being able to live in it or even visit it. The Manyeleti Nature Reserve is such a paradise in the thorny bushveld – a huge wildlife park situated between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Visitors from abroad and wealthy locals can enjoy the Big Five, which roam freely, and the delights of a concessioned lodge. A package at the lodge’s camp costs R7 000 a night. But it’s not for the Mnisi clan, who once owned the land but have struggled for 20 years to get their claim put on the radar of South Africa’s slow land reform programme.
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