State vows ‘urgent’ action on farm attacks, land expropriation

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State vows ‘urgent’ action on farm attacks, land expropriation

Task team formed to deal with tensions ‘between farm workers, dwellers and farmers’

Nomahlubi Jordaan

The government has set up a task team to deal with ongoing violent farm attacks - such as those seen in Senekal in the Free State last week.

The announcement of the task team was made on Sunday, when the government’s inter-ministerial committee on land reform also announced that it had gazetted the expropriation bill, which would “urgently” deal with land reform.

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza said the committee was concerned about the impact of crime on rural communities...

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