Small-scale farmers march to Makana municipal offices in Grahamstown to hand over memorandum of grievances over ‘shoddy’ handling of land claims ABOUT 250 small-scale farmers and dwellers marched to the Makana municipal offices in Grahamstown on Tuesday to hand over a memorandum of grievances over the "shoddy" handling of land claims and demanded that their complaints be addressed in seven days.Some of those who took part in the demonstration are the victims of Norwegian fraudster Ivar Thorer Henriksen, who in 1998 bought eight livestock farms in Carlisle Bridge and converted them into a game farm.However, it later turned out that Henriksen, a former Norwegian civil servant, had siphoned the funds used to buy the farms from his government. He was convicted of fraud and sentenced to eight years in prison.Asanda Sandi — a programme co-ordinator at the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (Ecarp), a Grahamstown-based non-governmental organisation that works with and supports farm wo...

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