State drags its feet over land sale to Limpopo farmer
The government has abandoned its bid to appeal a ruling that forces it to sell an elderly black Limpopo farmer the land it promised him more than two decades ago, but it now wants a price that is allegedly nine times what the high court in Pretoria ordered it sell for.
As a result, farmer David Rakgase’s lawyers have threatened to pursue contempt of court charges against the department of land reform & rural development should it not transfer the land he has been leasing from the state for three decades to him, at the price he was offered in 2002 — R621,000. ..
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