- AfriForum shared a list of the farms believed to be expropriated but the SA government denies any truth in the document
- The Rural Development and Land Reform Department Minister says the document is fake
- AfriForum's Ernst Roets admitted the list may be a draft or discussion
AfriForum ticked off the South African government by releasing what is now called a fake list with the names of farms marked for expropriation.
AfriForum shared a list of farm names that they claimed are to be targeted by the government for expropriation without compensation.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that AfriForum publicly shared a list of the farms marked for land expropriation. AfriForum also asked the public to share the list and inform owners of the farms on the list.
According to AfriForum's list, there are 195 farms decided on for expropriation.
However, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says the list is not real. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane minister of the department stated that the documents are false.
Linda Page, spokesperson for the department, says it's not certain where AfriForum got the document but there's no truth in it.
Ernst Roets, of AfriForum, admitted that the document could have been just a draft, as reported on by The South African.
Roets still feels the farms that will be expropriated shouldn't be kept a secret.
AgriSA, South Africa's largest farming group, called AfriForum irresponsible for publishing the list.
It is believed the list is full of mistakes and errors over ownership.
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