Black farmer beats the state, but it wants to rip him off … again
First it reneged on a land transfer deal with the elderly man, now it wants to overcharge him by millions
The government has abandoned its attempt to appeal a court ruling ordering it to sell land to an elderly black Limpopo farmer it promised him more than two decades ago.
But the state wants a price that his lawyers say is nine times more than what the Pretoria High Court ordered it to sell it for.
Now farmer David Rakgase’s lawyers have threatened to pursue contempt of court charges against the department of land reform and rural development...