‘Government is sabotaging black farmers. My ordeal proves it’

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‘Government is sabotaging black farmers. My ordeal proves it’

After 17 gruelling years, it took court intervention to force the government to honour its promises to Limpopo farmer

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The Limpopo farmer who has won a case against the department of rural development and land reform says the government is actively sabotaging black farmers.

David Rakgase, 78, has been farming for the last 27 years on Nooitgedacht farm – and for the past 17 years, the government has failed to sell him the farm as promised.

The Pretoria High Court has now decided the government’s inability to sell was irrational and unconstitutional, and therefore compelled it to sell the farm to Rakgase...

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