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SA landowners should prove land belongs to them, meeting hears

Author: Naledi Shange

It would be hard to prove which piece of land historically belonged to which people, because apartheid had broken up many families, a public meeting on the expropriation bill was told on Thursday.

 

“The family structures were destroyed from the onset when the white man came and took the land. So we do not have that history to say who was owning the land before,” said Ntando Mgqubu.

The onus should be on the current landowners to prove the land belonged to them, instead of putting the burden on blacks trying to reclaim it.

 

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