Mashatile: White farmers won't be targeted by land expropriation

Mashatile: White farmers won't be targeted by land expropriation

- Paul Mashatile of the ANC tried to clear up some of the confusion surrounding land expropriation

- Mashatile stated that all land will be considered for land expropriation, not only white-owned land

- Mashatile also made it clear that no one's homes were in danger of being taken from them

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On Tuesday the ANC's treasurer general Paul Mashatile addressed the land expropriation issue and tried to clear up some confusion around it.

Mashatile admitted that there are many people who are confused about what the government mean with land expropriation, according to a report by The South African.

When asked if the government plans to take land from white farmers as part of the land expropriation movement, Mashatile said no.

Mashatile added that land expropriation will look at all land across South Africa.

Land will be evaluated to determine if it is used effectively and then considered for expropriation.

"We are not targeting white farmers," Mashatile said.

Land expropriation is causing all kinds of fear and confusion in South Africa:

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The fear and confusion surrounding land expropriation is causing white farmers to flee to other countries, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

Mashatile stated that no one's private property will be taken away as part of land expropriation.

He said people asked him if their homes will be taken away but they need not fear for that.

Mashatile also said that no one would be forcefully removed from land and that there would be no land grabs.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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