- The Institute of Race Relations says the list of 195 farms that will be expropriated is actually legit
- This comes after the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, dismissed the list as fake
- Analysts at the IRR believe there is truth to the document and some of the owners of the listed farms are very worried
There is some confusion on whether the list of farms marked for land expropriation without compensation that AfriForum shared is real or not.
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Minister insists AfriForum's list is fake, as reported on by Briefly.co.za. AfriForum's Ernst Roets did admit that the list may be just a draft or discussion.
However, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) have analysts who say the list is for real.
Terence Corrigan of the IRR stated that they noted the department's dismissal of the list but they believe it is real.
Corrigan added that this means the government wants to start expropriating land before the right processes have been concluded, reports News24.
Dan Kriek of AgriSA said AfriForum was irresponsible after they made the list public.
Kriek added that owners of the farms on the list made contact with him and they are very distressed over the matter.
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