Limpopo farmer finally gets farm but is stuck with illegal occupants

Limpopo farmer finally gets farm but is stuck with illegal occupants

- David Rakgase, the farmer who fought 17 years to get his farm has finally won and gotten his land

- However, he now has other problems to face

- His land is being illegally occupied and more than 40 shacks have been erected already

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Limpopo farmer, David Rakgase, finally got his land after a 17-year battle with the state.

Agriculture Minister, Thoko Didiza, issued an apology to the farmer, who said he is happy now that his children will be able to continue his legacy.

However, David now faces another obstacle: illegal occupants on his land.

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Part of his 3 000-hectare land situated in Northam has seen more than 40 shacks erected, according to News24.

On top of that, the illegal occupants have put padlocks on the gate that leads to the part of the farm that they've decided to occupy.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the occupiers say they will not leave the farm.

David has asked the government to help, but to no avail.

He said:

"This came as the legal battle with land authorities intensified with a court case. I contacted the government several times but there was no help.
"I believe they are paying rent to someone else. The government is not helping despite that I continue to pay my rental to it."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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