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06 November 2004

South Africa's Timebomb

Landless warn of growing anger


Johannesburg - South Africa's landless people would react "destructively" if the government failed to keep its land reform promises, the National Landless Movement (LPM) warned on Tuesday. LPM vice-chair Patrick Mojapelo said only 3% of the country's land has been redistributed over the past 10 years. "If the government makes promises which they cannot fulfil, the people's anger will break out," Mojapelo told reporters in Johannesburg. "We want the government to fulfil its promises because if they fail, our people will react destructively."

(news24.com)

How long before land turns into a major problem for South Africa? Just have a look at Zimbabwe to see what problems could be in store for S.A...

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