Court to decide on Melmoth farm claims
THE stage is set for a court case Thursday which could change the face of the Melmoth landscape.
Melmoth Town Hall will be transformed into a court where eight legal teams will decide on the fate of 42 000ha of agricultural land presently under three land claims.
Frustration after no response from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for 14 years, has forced the landowners to approach the courts.
The Emakasaneni, Entembeni and Mthonjaneni communities, making up the three claims, have also become frustrated with the system, having taken to the streets to vent their unhappiness around the lack of progress in the settlement of the claims.
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