Ramaphosa hands out title deeds in a bid to stop land grabs

Ramaphosa hands out title deeds in a bid to stop land grabs

President Cyril Ramaphosa have been handing out title deeds during his campaigning on Friday, all while urging residents to seize land invasions.

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The South African head of state teamed up with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina to give Tembisa residents title deeds to land.

Briefly.co.za learned it was part of the ANC's Thuma Mina campaign. Eyewitness News reported Makhura announced last week the provincial government decided instead of building low budget RDP houses, they would give people land to build their own homes.

It is a motion the South African president wholeheartedly supported. In fact, he decided to instruct the minister of human settlements to implement it nation wide.

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“We now must have a new policy on housing and we must build houses for people. The majority of our people say, ‘give us land'." he said.

However, Ramaphosa also expressed that since the people would be getting land, the land grabs should be halted.

“We must stop the land invasions.”, Ramaphosa added.

From now on, the government would be handing out land to citizens at the end of each work week in a motion they called "Title Deeds Friday".

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