- AfriForum has publicly shared a list of the farms marked for land expropriation without compensation
- The group asked the public to share the list and inform owners of the farms on the list
- According to the list, there are 195 farms targeted for expropriation and not 139 as reported by the government
With land expropriation plans going full steam ahead, the government and ANC have refused to make the names of farms marked for expropriation public.
Briefly.co.za reported that land expropriation is set to start in South Africa but the names of targeted farms are kept confidential.
Mashile Mokono, head of the rural development and land reform ministry said the list of 139 farms to be expropriated cannot be made public and added that the process will be dealt with privately and confidentially.
However, AfriForum got their hands on a document giving the names of farms that are planned to be expropriated and shared it on their website.
According to the document 195 properties have been decided upon and not 139 as reported by the government.
AfriForum shared the document and is urging the public to share it as well and inform the farm owners if their farms are on the list.
AfriForum also asked the farmers to whom the land belongs to contact them so they could work on a legal plan together.
Ernst Roets of AfriForum says that an initial investigation shows that many of the farms on the list have no history of land claims, according to a report by HeraldLive.
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